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Bryan - i personally will miss hearing your reports - I often look for birds after reading your reports

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> On Mar 14, 2014, at 8:05 PM, Bryan Prather <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Personal caveat:  I wish this to be my final post.  I apologize to Deepah for an immature reaction that should have not been posted and although I still hold true to the premise, my email was not conducive toward a proper community list.  I am sorry Deepah for insulting you!
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> Lost Valley Trail
> Weldon Spring, Mo.
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> Lots of activity from everyone.  Raptors were vocal and energetic.  Red-tails, Red-shouldered, Coopers were all over.  We saw the RSHA mate.
> Probably 2 Eastern Phoebes were present.  My hesitation w/that number is because our 1st Phoebe was calling (not singing) and was atop trees as if to be scouting potential territories.  We watched it fly strong to a different area.  We found it again at Beaver Pond (just past mile marker 1)   perched low and fly catching.   As we were leaving, an Eastern Phoebe was sing its name (a mile away).  Same bird?  50/50.
> A flock of at least 30 Savannah Sparrows were at the open field as one approaches Beaver Pond.
> Woodpeckers were also vocal.  Fun to differentiate between Downy and Hairy.  We have a potential Pileated nest site.  Sadly, the Red-headed seem to have departed.
> Several large flocks of Snow Geese flew high over us.
> Turkey Vultures were around.
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> Creve Coeur Lake:
> The Red-necked Grebe continued.  We watched it preen, sleep and pal around with Ruddy Ducks.  
> Several Horned Grebes were showing various stages of breeding plumage.
> Gadwall, Buffleheads and Ruddys dominated.  Harsh sun prevented a more thorough scan.
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> Good birding,
> Bryan Prather
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