I birded Long Branch SP (Macon Co.) yesterday morning. I always wanted to walk the "Little Chariton Prairie Trail" for sparrows (I always feel jealous when I see Steve K. sparrow posts) and finally did yesterday and was not disappointed. Sparrow species included:
Le Conte's - 1
Lincoln - 3
Swamp - 16
Song - 4
Field - 12
Chipping - 2
Savannah - 3
White-throated - 12
White-crowned - 1
Dark-eyed junco - 4
Had my FOS Herring Gull (2 imm.). Also on the lake Bonapart's, Franklin's and increasing numbers of Ring-billed Gulls, 6 Redheads, a Ring-necked Duck, Northern Shovelers, and few Blue-winged Teal.
Here are some photos from yesterday:
Album here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897
Here are links to individual shots:
Le Conte's Sparrow
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209154769376194?pid=5936209154769376194&oid=100215232641622009633
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209113465607298?pid=5936209113465607298&oid=100215232641622009633
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209140595207890?pid=5936209140595207890&oid=100215232641622009633
 
Field Sparrow
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209093433447890?pid=5936209093433447890&oid=100215232641622009633
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209084838818098?pid=5936209084838818098&oid=100215232641622009633
 
Swamp Sparrow
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209179946016786?pid=5936209179946016786&oid=100215232641622009633
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209185594883890?pid=5936209185594883890&oid=100215232641622009633
 
Lincoln Sparrow
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/5927299186676246897/5936209165535084818?pid=5936209165535084818&oid=100215232641622009633
 
Today did a quick trip to Thousand Hills SP (Adair Co.)
Highlights:
Eastern Screech-owl - 1 (responded to my poor imitation)
Hermit Thrush - 2
Fox Sparrow - 1 (FOS)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 8
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 65 (literally everywhere)
Nice fall birding,
 
Later,
PK
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Peter Kondrashov
Kirksville, MO
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