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BUSCH CA, ST. CHAS. CTY.

BLUE GROSBEAK and singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROW along road B.  WORM-
EATING WARBLER and several ACADIAN FLYCATCHERs, also along road B.
Singing BELL'S VIREO in the field at the junction of roads B and C.

The environment of lake 30 has been altered significantly over the
last 12 months.  It has been "groomed."  Many trees were removed,
opening up the perimeter of the lake and connecting it with nearby
fields.  All of the short vegetation -- reeds and grasses -- which
used to join the lake and the shoreline together has also been
removed.  Two gravel bars were poured, each extending from the
shoreline out into the lake.  Compared to previous years there were
far fewer birds represented this morning; roughly half as many species.

BIG MUDDY CA, ST. LOUIS CTY.

Another BLUE GROSBEAK, along the trail.  Flushed a covey of 9 quail
and a single bird later on.  BANK SWALLOWs over and around the chute.

Mike Thelen
University City, St. Louis County
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