Hi MOBirders,
Weather conditions for my Big Weekend here helped set a personal record of 50+ species for three days in a row.  Here are some highlights:
Friday 5/8
A stormy night and rainy morning still allowed me to count 43 species. I think there was a lot more out there.
FOY birds were:
Gray Catbird
C. Yellowthroat
Golden-winged Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Other continuing birds:
N. Waterthrush
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
Chestnut- sided
Black-throated Green
Indigo Bunting
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Mississippi Kite flew over
Saturday 5/9
51 species total
FOY birds were:
Red-headed Woodpecker
Warbling Vireo
American Redstart
Continuing birds:
Swainson's Thrush
Magnolia Warbler
Indigo Bunting
Yellow-throated Vireo
Black-throated Green
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Bay-breasted Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
N. Parula Warbler
Blackpoll W.
Ovenbird (#52 at the pond)
Black and White
Baltimore Oriole
Yellow-rumped Warblers
Scarlet Tanagers
Cedar Waxwings
Sunday, 5/10
53 species total
FOY birds:
Purple Finches- 2 males
Almost all the above birds continued to be seen.  Also, at least
3 Baltimore Orioles
Great Crested Flycatcher
Wilson's Warbler
Red- shouldered Hawk
Monday, 5/11
Another wonderful day, finishing with 52 species
One Empid, otherwise no new arrivals, mostly birds that continued to stick around and move through the
It's been a great few days to enjoy the birds!  Today, number is holding at 33 species.
Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis Co, MO
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