Monroe county IL. levees.
 
While walking a field edge looking for sparrows, I failed to recognize the high scream call of American Golden-Plovers overhead:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field13.jpg
Here a clear pic from a wet area later in the day:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field10.jpg
They are hard to find on the ground, until they move :
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field5.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field1.jpg
 
I'm sure you all saw the tail-wagging American Pipits in both the above pics:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field7.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field8.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field9.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field6.jpg
 
Here another tail-wagger:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field11.jpg
It's a migrant warbler from the field edge that was hanging with Savannah Sparrows:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/field12.jpg
 
We all know this sub-adult:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/eagle2.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/eagle1.jpg
 
We all know this small blue-billed hen puddle duck:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/duck3.jpg
Well, it's easier when she with a male:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/duck1.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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