Hi Rich,
It was pretty cool although startling to open up my email and see a post to "my" local birding listserv from someone I associated with birding in Texas (Ft Hood, May 2010, with my son Geoff just back from Afgh.) Glad you had a good trip. Hope to catch up with you again someday in Texas or Missouri! Take care, Martie Neal

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

On Aug 27, 2010 5:45 PM, Rich Kostecke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I spent the whole morning (just after sunrise until just after noon) of 8/27/10
at Busch Conservation Area in St. Charles Co, driving a 10 mile loop with many
stops.  I observed 77, maybe 78, species, the highlight being 21-22 species of
warbler.  Just about every wooded area I stopped at had a few birds and some
areas had some fairly large, if loosely aggregated, mixed-species foraging
flocks.  I don't know exact locations off the top of my head (I only visit the
place a few times a year now-a-days), but if anyone wants more specific
locations, just ask, and I'll do my best to pull them off a map.  My list for
the morning:

Wood Duck 9
Northern Bobwhite 2
Wild Turkey 3
Green Heron 6
Turkey Vulture 17
Bald Eagle 1 adult overhead
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 12
Pileated Woodpecker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 20
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 8
White-eyed Vireo 23
Bell's Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo    3
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 17
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 8
Barn Swallow 11
Cliff Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 28 - I assume Black-capped, but I am not sure which side
of of the Black-capped-Carolina chickadee line places are falling on now-a-days
and I didn't pay that close attention to the chickadees I saw.
Tufted Titmouse 23
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 14
House Wren 3
Sedge Wren 3 singing
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 86
Gray Catbird 8
Brown Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 22
Blue-winged Warbler 3
Golden-winged Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 17
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler 11
Magnolia Warbler 12
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1 (maybe 2) - Seems a bit early based on the minimal info I
was able to dig up on line for the area; anyway I guess I am not 100% on this
one, but I am not sure what else it would have been.
Black-and-white Warbler 10
American Redstart 6
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Worm-eating Warbler 8
Ovenbird 6
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Kentucky Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
Hooded Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1 male
Canada Warbler 1 male
Yellow-breasted Chat 4
Eastern Towhee 19
Field Sparrow 25
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 42
Indigo Bunting 29
Common Grackle 8
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 19

As an aside, I had 1 alder/willow flycatcher, 1 Golden-winged Warbler, 2
Tennessee Warbler, 2 Northern Parula, 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 3 Magnolia
Warbler, 2 Black-and-white Warbler, 2 American Redstart, 1 Mourning Warbler, and
1 male Canada Warbler at Queeny Park in Ballwin (St. Louis Co.) on 8/26/10.

Richard Kostecke, Ph.D.
The Nature Conservancy
P.O. Box 5190, Fort Hood, Texas 76544-0190
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