I had several different Warblers this morning, plus singing Warbling, Yellow-throated, and White-eyed Vireos. Did a mini Big Sit! for a little while watching birds coming and going in and around a large Cottonwood Tree next to a creek. Birds that I can recall detecting there - Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue Jay, BC Chickadee, T Titmouse, WB Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Gray Catbird, Northern Parula, Am. Redstart, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, and Am. Goldfinch. 
  Red-headed Woodpeckers must be migrating as they seem to be all over right now in noisy squawking, squabbling flocks. Saw a couple going over also about 200 ft.overhead.
 
 Checked out the part of Thompson River Wetland on South side of hwy 190 this evening. Got up six Sora Rails in short order then had to go back to the vehicle for bug spray! Went back and walked down most of one side of area and ended up with 14 Soras and 5 Marsh Wrens. Lots of Indigo Buntings and a few Common Yellowthroats in the thick vegetation but no Sparrows yet. Should be full of Swampies before long though. Watched a flock of several hundred Red-winged Blackbirds that had one very cool looking male partial albino/pied/white-backed bird. Very striking with black underparts and red wing patches!
 
Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe
[log in to unmask]
------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/