St. Louis area 9-21
I drove the Monroe county levee tonight.
 
Square-tailed doves were avoiding the gunners:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/squaretails.jpg
 
Here a juv. Little Blue Heron:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/whitewader1.jpg
Ah, your on the ball it's a young Snowy:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/whitewader2.jpg
 
I finally got close to a juv. Stilt sandpiper:
Size reference with a Lesser Yellowleg:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/juvstilt2.jpg
with Least sandpipers:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/juvstilt6.jpg
The buffyness is fading:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/juvstilt1.jpg
Cool pendant waving over the  eye:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/juvstilt5.jpg
Up close the breast/shoulder marks are surprisingly bold:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/juvstilt3.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/juvstilt4.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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