Hi Pat,
I walked the Blue Grosbeak Trail Sunday afternoon, shortly before
the rain hit. I saw a couple of RT Hawks, and quite a few
Blue Grosbeaks - imagine that???
But that was about it. Of course I was lugging two cameras, a tripod
and a couple of extra lenses, all in all about 35 pounds of camera stuff.
With the temps in the mid-90's, doing a really fast walk back to the
car before the rain hit (I barely made it in time) probably helped
me to lose about 4 pounds!
Things were very busy in the back yard this morning. I'll post
that info shortly.
Good Luck Tomorrow, Pat!
John Htzeman
Troy, MO

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From: Patrick Maloney <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tue, Aug 18, 2009 6:19 pm
Subject: RFI: St. Louis Area

I have unexpectedly been given a gift of a full day to go birding (or whatever else) tomorrow!  However, I am unsure where to go.  Last year I went to BK Leach on the 18th for shorebirds but saw very few.  Also, alas, I don't have a scope, so I was thinking more of regular land birds.  Can someone suggest a day trip?  I'm thinking of Weldon Springs or BCA (Lost Valley?)  Or maybe the swing past Horseshoe Lake up to Riverlands and Two Rivers?  I was there 10 days ago and without a scope it was tough.  Any suggestions out there you'd be willing to share?
Pat Maloney
South St. Louis
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