Yes I did read Chris Ferrare's
My inquiry was of this last weekend.
Nothing aimed at you Jackie and/or the
Thursday/Sat. WGNSS group.
You and a few other diehards are usually
pretty good about posting about what birds are seen.
And for that I am GREATLY appreciative
and thank all of you.
Yes, there has been a major focus on shorebirds now
and it is hard to be at several places at once.
And yes the gas has been absorbent
causing many if not all birders to make far fewer trips out.
Also it is a VERY busy time of year or some may be
like my case......... just can't get out physically.
Was just wondering of all the many
birders in the St. Louis area that are on Mobirds/lurking if there
were others that have gone out to any of the migrant traps and what did they see if anything this past long
If you have, just a friendly reminder to let your
fellow birders in on your finds.
A gas, money and time saver for ALL
Many, many thanks.
St. Louis co.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 12:41
Subject: Re: Carlyle Lake report
That was a nice group of warblers reported from Carlyle. I wonder
if the Wood Storks NE of Columbus, Ohio might be blown our way this week, but
guess the overflow from Gustav will reach us before it gets there. I've
been checking Tower Grove Park in St Louis several times in quick visits over
the last three weeks in between long trips to Clarence Cannon, a couple
upriver to Two Rivers, several to Columbia Bottom (Esa's single juvenile
Black-necked Stilt still there yesterday morning with some peeps) with a check
at RMBS (10 Caspian Terns yesterday). TGP has had robins, starlings, a
singing Carolina Wren, an occasional cardinal, some chimney swifts, a
plaintive Wood Peewee heard calling from the Cypress Circle, a Wood Duck
pair at the ruins. In other words, nothing to write MOBIRDS about,
though I should have reported my lack of success.
Chris Ferree posted about a few good warblers from Kennedy
Woods the other day. Perhaps if the forecast for heavy rains on Thursday
persist, the Thursday group will decide to give the two parks a visit.
We can usually find shelter quickly in a pavilion or in the cars, then pop out
for another look and listen.
St Louis County
variety of warblers with Alder flycatcher
Surprised that there
have been NO reports from TGP or other migrant traps.
Guess very few are
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