While running this evening along the creek trail at Castlewood SP ,St Louis CO, saw and heard my first Louisana waterthrush of the season.
 other sighting of  interest around Castlewood
-woodcocks have been displaying since about mid Feb.Usually one or two are displaying in the field along the river trail
-Great blue heron rookery(across and down river  from the boat ramp) is starting to kick into gear with several birds returning.
 -At least 3 separate pairs of Barred owls have been checking out nest sites.
 -fox sparrows singing a lot
 -red shoulder hawks very vocal and active
 -this evening there was decent showing of both little brown and red bats grabbing insects around the office parking lot

Mike Brady
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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