St Chas County, Missouri
-- Least Tern, 5, Riverlands MBS
-- American White Pelican, lots!
St Louis County
-- Mississippi Kite, 2, breeding in University City. Both
birds seen today. Also, on May 23 the pair was observed with
the perched female vocalizing plaintive, thin, high-pitched,
slightly burry whistles, descending at the end. The male was
orbiting the area, then shot in like a missile, mounted the
female on the wing, then flew off after about 3 seconds. The
property owners report that they've watched nest building in
their yard, and they also wish to remain anonymous.
Madison County, Illinois
-- Common Moorhen, USACE mitigation pond, 3660 Ill Rte 111
-- Eurasian Collared-Dove, 2, Madison City
-- Common Nighthawk, vocal and diving into a tree, same city
-- Willow Flycatcher, 1 singing, great looks, "borrow pit"
-- Bell's Vireo, 2 singing, same place
-- Blue Grosbeak, 1 singing, nice look, Sand Prairie Rd
Photos follow. Select X3Large for the zoom-in look.
U. City, StL Cnty, MO
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