An American Bittern flew across Pintail Marsh at
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in St. Charles County this afternoon. The
water in Ellis Bay is way up. In fact water levels are up throughout that
area. Heron Pond has more water than I have ever seen before, but it
doesn't have any mudflats. Unfortunatetly the road to the Ed and Pat Jones
Conflunce St. Park remains closed, as does the road to the dam.
Only a few scaup sp. were in Ellis Bay, lots of
coots and a dozen Pied-billed Grebes. The American White Pelicans
continue to man the dam's walls in large numbers.
St. Louis County