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I should also have mentioned the hundreds of American Goldfinches at  
Steinberg Prarie (and the dozens at Deer Lake).  I've been looking  
through them in search of a siskin, but without luck so far.

Sherry McCowan
Saint Louis, Missouri


On Oct 18, 2008, at 12:26 PM, Kevin . wrote:

> I've been to forest parks twice in the last week and you're right,  
> it's been very active. Watching the trees along he edge of where  
> the forest meets the prairie, I could see a bird within seconds no  
> matter where I looked. I've also seen a lot of hawks (not sure what  
> species), but they all looked the same because I started to think  
> they were following me for my 10lbs dog! Tuesday there was a large  
> (25 approx. or more) group of Flickers. I didn't realize they  
> traveled in packs as I've only seen them solitary or a few spread  
> out in a wooded lot before. They were all in the "robin" area of  
> the tree inside the tree trail.
>
> Kevin
> STLCO
>
>
> --- On Fri, 10/17/08, Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> From: Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Forest Park Birds, 10/16/08 and 10/17/08
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Friday, October 17, 2008, 5:21 PM
>> In the past couple of days there've been 7 species of
>> sparrows in
>> Forest Park (St. Louis city).
>>
>> 10/16/08 (all in the Steinberg Prairie area):
>> Field Sparrow - 1
>> Song Sparrow
>> Swamp Sparrow
>> Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
>> White-throated Sparrow
>>
>> 10/17/08:
>> Dark-eyed Junco (near Victorian footbridge)
>> White-throated Sparrow (near VFB and SP)
>> Song Sparrow (SP and Deer Lake)
>> White-crowned Sparrow (DL) - 2
>>
>> Also, 6 species of warblers:
>> 10/16/08 (all in the Steinberg Prairie area):
>> Tennessee Warbler
>> Nashville Warbler
>> Orange-crowned Warbler
>> Yellow-rumped Warbler
>> Common Yellowthroat
>>
>> 10/17/08:
>> Palm Warbler (DL)
>> Nashville (probable - just got a glimpse - DL)
>> Yellow-rumped
>>
>> On the 16th near the VFB there were 3 Golden-crowned
>> Kinglets
>> foraging together.
>>
>> Sherry McCowan
>> Saint Louis, Missouri
>>
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