Creve Coeur Park
St. Louis County
Along the levee that paralles River Valley Drive, opposite side of the Eileen A. Pfifer shelter, there were at least 30 Bald Eagles in various ages and groups perched in the trees this late afternoon. The levee is near the Missouri River. Parking is prohibited along the shoulder, but nice views were easily seen from the entrance to the Eileen Shelter.
Waterfowl at the main lake have been limited in numbers and variety recently. Ruddy Ducks, Common Mergansers, and Common Goldeneye were there today. The evening Gull Roost was taking shape although numbers were only 500 or so.(I didn't scope them today) I have noticed that the majority seem to come from the direction of the landfill area but some do arrive from the Missouri River. A lone adult Bald Eagle was perched at the South End.
The pedestrian only trail, which is south of the Page
overpass from the Dripping Spring/Taco Bell Shelter area was active. Highlites included vocal and active Pileateds, Eastern Bluebirds and the resident Barred Owl.
Killdeer continue to visit the new pool along Waterworks Road.
Other raptors included 5 Red-tailed Hawks-4 of which were sharing the same airspace and an American Kestrel.