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I did about a 45 minute quick drive through Eagle Bluffs about 7p last
night.  Hoped for the YH Blackbird, but a little hard to find at that speed.
Ducks were dropping into Pool 10 in very good numbers, then swirling up with
unsuccessful passes by the immature Bald Eagle.    There was a whole line of
shorebirds at the back end of pool 15-14 (visible from the back end of the
second one way loop)  --- but too far out for scoping from the road.
Appeared to be pectoral and lesser yellowlegs from the size.    Heard sora
and marsh wrens in several locations. 

 

The shorebird habitat looks FABULOUS at Eagle Bluffs, and with minimal rain
predicted for this week, hopefully it will remain so.   A huge bloom of some
flies/gnats made it difficult to be outside of the vehicle --- but should
provide great food source.

 

On Saturday at the golf course, no parulas.  By Sunday,   they were singing
up and down the Hinkson Creek area - must have been ten of them!  (no
birdies of the scorecard variety on either day!)

Jean Leonatti
Boone County
Columbia, MO
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