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On a brief walk through Kennedy Woods in Forest Park this morning, I observed one COMMON YELLOWTHROAT (f) and a horde of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS. Not much else was active, despite the ideal weather and light.

Devin Peipert
St. Louis, MO
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> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 20:00:01 -0500
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> Topics of the day:
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>   1. Tower Grove Park- few birds
>   2. ROYAL TERN@Table Rock Lake
>   3. Hayford Rd. St Charles County 9-5-08 3pm
>   4. ASM Fall Meeting 08'
>   5. Royal Tern relocated Sabine's Gull, too
>   6. Wagtail Rocky Mountain Birding Trip
>   7. A morning on the trace.
>   8. Hudsonian Godwits in IL and MO
>   9. a few warblers
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> Date:    Fri, 5 Sep 2008 18:01:33 -0700
> From:    peter keyel 
> Subject: Tower Grove Park- few birds
> 
> I checked out Gaddy Garden in TGP ~7:30 am this morning and barely found any of the usual suspects, let alone any migrants. Either they aren't there yet, I missed them, or they were still in bed.
> 
> But I did see one of the CWE peregrines today, and it's hard to call any day on which you see a peregrine a bad day for birding.
> 
> Peter Keyel
> St Louis, MO
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> "Well now, you never did see such a terrible thing
> As was seen last night on TV
> Maybe if we're lucky, they will show it again
> Such a terrible thing to see"
> -Genesis, "Domino"
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> Date:    Fri, 5 Sep 2008 18:45:58 -0700
> From:    Joshua Uffman 
> Subject: ROYAL TERN@Table Rock Lake
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> I'm reporting for Joe Eades, who has just observed a ROYAL TERN at Table Rock Lake (Taney/Stone Co's) this evening (September 5) for about 45 minutes.  Directions follow, and Joe states that he will be at the spot first thing in the morning to try to relocate the bird.
> 
> This is a potential first state record and therefore needs to be documented with special care.  There are two ways in which it can achieve acceptance:  (1) Someone gets diagnostic photographs.  These do not have to be great pictures, but they must show the diagnostic features of the bird.  It may be hard to get such photos if the bird is far out on the lake, but let's hope someone gets lucky.  (2)  Two or more observers INDEPENDENTLY watch the bird, take careful field notes on the spot, and write up their documentations soon thereafter.  The meaning of "independently" is that the observers should not be talking to each other, discussing field marks, and thereby possibly convincing one another of what they are seeing.  The two (or more) documentations also need to be "independently acceptable," i.e., either one alone contains sufficient detail to make the record acceptable under normal circumstances (other than first state record).
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> Joe will of course provide one documentation, so other observers are needed to locate the bird (which Joe can help with, if he is already on it) and then do their own observing and note-taking and  
> documentation (which neither Joe nor anyone else can help with).   
> This policy may seem a bit arbitrary, but it is designed to avoid the situation where observers talk each other into agreement on certain field marks—a scenario that has actually occurred many times.  With properly independent documentations, the MBRC will accept a record  
> without the necessity of physical evidence (photo, specimen, etc.).    
> 
> So please go for it!
> 
> Direcions are as follows:  Take Hwy 65 south to Old Hwy 86.  Turn right on Old Hwy 86 and follow for about 4 miles and look for the sign to "Old Hwy 86 Recreational Area".  Turn right to the "Old Hwy 86 Recreational Area".  The area is closed, so park at the gate and walk in.  The bird was observed a good distance out over the lake with 10 Black Terns and 2 Least Terns, from the furthest point out at the campground.  (DeLorme Atlas Page 62, H-2).
> 
> Good Luck,
> Bill Rowe and Joshua Uffman
> 
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> Joshua Uffman
> St. Louis County, MO
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> Date:    Fri, 5 Sep 2008 20:29:05 -0700
> From:    Jackie Chain 
> Subject: Hayford Rd. St Charles County 9-5-08 3pm
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> Jane Allen drove her pickup truck up to Hayford Rd this afternoon and invit=
> ed me to join her.=A0 The pool/pond was up too high for peeps after three i=
> nches of rain yesterday; but we did see several Lesser Yellowlegs in=A0cris=
> ply patterned=A0new feathers and two Greaters with some Killdeer between Ha=
> yford and the low parallel dike or levee.=A0 We scanned from Hayford at the=
>  northeast corner across the levee road and saw a few Blue-winged Teal come=
>  in for a landing in the distance and a couple of dark ducks sitting on one=
>  of the dikes.=A0 Otherwise, plenty of Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons b=
> ut no obvious large shorebirds such as the Red Knot or Willet.=A0 Three med=
> ium terns either Forsters or Common flew overhead before disappearing.=A0 S=
> wallows were feeding noisily over the water.=A0 We could hear hammers pound=
> ing to get the blinds=A0ready for teal season and a worker was mowing the s=
> ide of the duck club road behind us.=A0=A0=A0
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> Jackie Chain
> St Louis County
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> Jane Allen drove her pickup truck up to Hayford Rd this afternoon and invited me to join her.  The pool/pond was up too high for peeps after three inches of rain yesterday; but we did see several Lesser Yellowlegs in crisply patterned new feathers and two Greaters with some Killdeer between Hayford and the low parallel dike or levee.  We scanned from Hayford at the northeast corner across the levee road and saw a few Blue-winged Teal come in for a landing in the distance and a couple of dark ducks sitting on one of the dikes.  Otherwise, plenty of Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons but no obvious large shorebirds such as the Red Knot or Willet.  Three medium terns either Forsters or Common flew overhead before disappearing.  Swallows were feeding noisily over the water.  We could hear hammers pounding to get the
>  blinds ready for teal season and a worker was mowing the side of the duck club road behind us.   
>  
> Jackie Chain
> St Louis County
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> Date:    Sat, 6 Sep 2008 08:25:16 -0700
> From:    Jim Zellmer 
> Subject: ASM Fall Meeting 08'
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> MoBirders,
> =A0
> Just a reminder that we are down to three weeks before the annual=A0ASM Fal=
> l Meeting that will be held in the Ozark's. The dates for the fall meeting =
> will be September 26, 27, & 28th.=20
> =A0
> Come and join us as=A0we share good birding, good friends, and good food. W=
> e will have a work shop on "birding without binoculars" along with field tr=
> ips to some of the best birding in the area.
> =A0
> For more details, please log in on mobirds.org and click on ASM in the menu=
>  and click on the tab for the fall meeting 2008.=A0Additional information c=
> an be found on=A0how to register, the=A0costs, sleeping arrangements and sc=
> hedule for the weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to cont=
> act any time.
> =A0
> Hope to see you all at the fall meeting.
> =A0
> Jim Zellmer
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> MoBirders,
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> Just a reminder that we are down to three weeks before the annual ASM Fall Meeting that will be held in the Ozark's. The dates for the fall meeting will be September 26, 27, & 28th. 
>  
> Come and join us as we share good birding, good friends, and good food. We will have a work shop on "birding without binoculars" along with field trips to some of the best birding in the area.
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> For more details, please log in on mobirds.org and click on ASM in the menu and click on the tab for the fall meeting 2008. Additional information can be found on how to register, the costs, sleeping arrangements and schedule for the weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any time.
>  
> Hope to see you all at the fall meeting.
>  
> Jim Zellmer
> President
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> Date:    Sat, 6 Sep 2008 10:55:34 -0500
> From:    Greg Swick 
> Subject: Royal Tern relocated Sabine's Gull, too
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> Hi all,
> I just got back from Table Rock where Joe and I saw the bird in question.
> I, too, am cautiously optimistic about the sighting, and will be submitting
> what I can best describe as secondary documentation, as I would have liked a
> better look. (I'm much slower on the uptake than Joe!  :)  )  We did have a
> flyover at about 200 yards though.
> 
> A second note.  We had a definite Sabine's Gull, however, a lifer for me!
> 
> Get down here, especially photographers!
> Good Birding,
> Greg Swick
> Ozark, MO
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> Hi all,I just got back from Table Rock where Joe and I saw the bird in question.   I, too, am cautiously optimistic about the sighting, and will be submitting what I can best describe as secondary documentation, as I would have liked a better look. (I'm much slower on the uptake than Joe!  :)  )  We did have a flyover at about 200 yards though.
> A second note.  We had a definite Sabine's Gull, however, a lifer for me!Get down here, especially photographers!Good Birding,Greg SwickOzark, MO
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> Date:    Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:13:07 -0500
> From:    Dave Faintich 
> Subject: Wagtail Rocky Mountain Birding Trip
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> MO-Birders -
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> I have FINALLY updated my web site (link below my name) with details and
> photos from the Wagtail Senior Birding Club's Rocky Mountain Birding Trip
> that five members of our group took this past June.
>  
> If interested, please feel free to take a look (click on "Click here to view
> Rocky Mountain Birding Trip -2008" located on my first web page).
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> 
> ...Dave Faintich
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> Olivette, MO
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> Date:    Sat, 6 Sep 2008 11:31:54 -0700
> From:    Mike Doyen 
> Subject: A morning on the trace.
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> Arrived at White River Trace a little before 8am this morning, it was cool,=
>  wet, clear, and sunny, perfect morning for a plant and bird survey, I was =
> not disappointed. I walked into a small migrating warbler fall-out and pick=
> ed up ten species of warbler including Canada, Orange Crowned, American Red=
> start, Prairie, Kentucky and Tennessee. Full report on Cache.
> 
> Native Grasses are as healthy as I have ever seen on the trace. Big Blue St=
> em is seven feet high in some locations as is Indian Grass. All native gras=
> ses are thick and healthy as are forbs, berry and nut trees. There will be =
> an abundant food supply for migrating and winter birds this year.=20
> 
> I have never seen Tick-seed so thick and profuse,=A0 in places it looked li=
> ke a golden pond surrounded by a sea of grass, Golden Aster and Brown eyed =
> Susan are abundant also. The many variety of Golden Rod are just beginning =
> to get there golden tops, and Persimmon trees are loaded with fruit. This f=
> all should be excellent birding here in the Ozarks.
> 
> Mike Doyen
> Rolla, MO
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> Arrived at White River Trace a little before 8am this morning, it was cool, wet, clear, and sunny, perfect morning for a plant and bird survey, I was not disappointed. I walked into a small migrating warbler fall-out and picked up ten species of warbler including Canada, Orange Crowned, American Redstart, Prairie, Kentucky and Tennessee. Full report on Cache.Native Grasses are as healthy as I have ever seen on the trace. Big Blue Stem is seven feet high in some locations as is Indian Grass. All native grasses are thick and healthy as are forbs, berry and nut trees. There will be an abundant food supply for migrating and winter birds this year. I have never seen Tick-seed so thick and profuse,  in places it looked like a golden pond surrounded by a sea of grass, Golden Aster and Brown eyed Susan are abundant also. The many variety of Golden
>  Rod are just beginning to get there golden tops, and Persimmon trees are loaded with fruit. This fall should be excellent birding here in the Ozarks.Mike DoyenRolla, MO
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> Date:    Sat, 6 Sep 2008 17:08:34 -0500
> From:    William Rowe 
> Subject: Re: Hudsonian Godwits in IL and MO
> 
> Thanks to Charlene for posting the clarification about fall Hudsonian  
> Godwits in Illinois.  Bohlen, in Birds of Illinois (1989), calls them  
> a rare migrant with fewer fall records than spring records and a  
> maximum number of 8, but they have occurred often enough that  
> Illinois does not expect documentation.
> 
> Here in Missouri, the status remains casual in fall, based on the  
> number of actual records.  Until the recent observations this fall,  
> Hudsonian Godwits had been seen a grand total of seven times in  
> Missouri in fall migration—six single individuals in various years  
> and one flock of six (Riverlands, 2007).  Thus, the way things stand,  
> these sightings of Hudsonians are really good records; the birds seem  
> to be gone now, and they do need to be documented.  Once again, I  
> hope the observers will oblige.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bill Rowe
> St. Louis
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> Date:    Sat, 6 Sep 2008 19:35:39 -0500
> From:    Chris Kirmaier 
> Subject: a few warblers
> 
> Connie Alwood and I saw the following warblers in the bubbler/bird garden
> area at Tower Grove Park between 4:30 and 5:30 today.
>   
> Mourning
> Black-and-white (3, and possibly 4)
> Golden-winged (2)
> Nashville
> Chestnut-sided
> Redstart (Yellowstart)
> Ovenbird
> 
>      Earlier in the day at Hazlet State Park at Lake Carlyle we had a
> Canada, a Magnolia and a female Black-Throated-Blue (a lifer for me)
> 
> Chris
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