Sunday midday at Busch CA, ran into Jeanie Moe working on her plants maintenance duties near HQ.  Birding friends of hers (the Prydes) had just told her they had heard the coin clicks of a Yellow Rail as they were resting at the picnic tables on the far side of Hampton Lake.  By the time other picnic parties had left, I listened for about 20 minutes without hearing the clicks.  From the other postings around Missouri, sounds like it was Yellow Rail day.
Jackie Chain
St Louis County
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From: Andrew Reago <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: American Bittern, Yellow Rail, Soras and more - 4/8/2012
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Date: Sunday, April 8, 2012, 8:33 PM

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary - highlights:

American Bittern (Pintail Marsh area)
Sora (First channel on the right heading east as you pass the gate on Riverlands Way)

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area - highlights:

Little Blue Heron (FOS for me)
Long-billed Dowitchers- 3  (mixed in with the Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pectoral Sandpipers, etc. in ponds off the gravel road)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Little Creve Coeur - highlights:

Sora - saw 9, heard at least 5 others coming from behind us (with at least two Swamp Sparrows for every Sora)
Yellow Rail! 
Solitary Sandpipers - 2
Fish Crows - 2

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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