Hello Missouri Birders:
Still good birds to be found out there during what is often labeled as a slow month... Well, at least at Riverlands M.B.S. (St. Charles County). Today, June 14, my son and I observed the following:
1 - BROWN PELICAN continues... Was a Missouri bird today, at the edge of a mudflat with Am. White Pelicans between Ellis Island and Riverlands Way before being chased further down river by three people on wave runners. Here is link to some pictures I got of the bird back on May 19 (IL side): http://www.pbase.com/jpuf/brown_pelican
1 - FRANKLIN'S GULL in alternate plumage
2 - LEAST TERNS, on the barge - These birds were walking around and flying, so they are "real". Saw one fly in with a small fish and feed it to another on Thursday, June 12. So, maybe they will be successful this year at nesting.
5 - BLACK TERNS
8 - CASPIAN TERNS
25+ Ring-billed Gulls and at least 1 American Herring Gull
Along Red School Road were 12 Cattle Egrets.
Shorebirds should be returning in just a couple weeks...
St. Louis County, MO[log in to unmask]
Bird Photos: http://www.pbase.com/jpuf