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:
Ellis Bay:
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.
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...
Good Birding,
Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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