Birded there from about 9:30 to noon.  Most species seen in the ponds from the gravel road.

 

Northern Shovelers (about a 100)

Blue-winged Teal (about 50)

Green-winged Teal (about 25)

Gadwall (about 15)

Lesser Yellowlegs (3)

American Golden-Plovers (about 30) A long distance view

Killdeer

Horned Lark

Bald Eagle (Adult) Flyover  Really flushed the ducks.

American Robins

Eastern Meadowlarks

Common Grackles

Red-winged Blackbirds

Brown-headed Cowbirds

 

Flood waters are at the bottom of the boardwalk in the slough.

 

Northern Cardinals, Downy Woodpeckers, Eastern Phoebes.

 

At the confluence overlook a bald eagle was on the nest across the river.  The end of the trail at Confluence State Park is completely submerged.

 

At the entrance gate on the main road Eurasian Tree Sparrows were in the brush on both sides of the road.

 

Saw a single American White Pelican fly over.

 

Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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