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Spotted a female Great-tail grackle in West  Alton along river edge.
I am always amazed how aggressive these birds are - she was foraging by flipping over wet leaves - they always look angry!
Catherine Davis
St Charles Co
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On Oct 28, 2012, at 10:55 PM, Andrew Reago <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I went back to Riverlands today to see if I could get a photo of the Harris's Sparrow I saw very poorly yesterday and guess what?  There were two of them together. And I got photos.  (I want to thank Christian Hagenlocher for calling Chrissy and I yesterday about finding the Harris's Sparrow in the first place!  Great find, Christian!) I also saw the Black-necked Stilt that Rad mentioned, plus two FOS (First of the Season) Trumpeter Swans.  I was not able to refind the Surf Scoters Chrissy found yesterday.  Here are a few photos of the Harris's Sparrows: 

Harris's Sparrows:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/8133664320/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/8133672678/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/8133645419/

I wanted a few more fun photos from today.  You can see them by linking to my eBird checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S11892255 

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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