On Sep 10, 2012, at 1:39 PM, Paul Ribitzki wrote:
Oh, sorry about that. Since EUTS are only found in the Saint Louis area and
to the north along the Miss. river, I didnít think to mention it was in St. Louis,
south of I-64.
True if you qualify the statement with the word "regularly" or "usually."
Eurasian Tree Sparrows have been found as far west as Boone County (Columbia is the county seat) on a few occasions. They were confirmed nesting at Hallsville (north Boone Co.), but were there for one season/year only. One came repeatedly to a feeder in Columbia several years ago; another was at Bradford Farm east of Columbia a couple of years ago; and several were on a farm along the road to Tri-City Lake in the northern part of the county for one year.
They may appear in a variety of places around the state, but go unrecognized, and fail to establish a sustainable breeding population.