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Fairly birdy this morn at Marais Temps Clare CA,St Charles  Co
highlights

-young hooded mergansers

-about a dozen or  more LEAST BITTERNS.Very vocal between 600 and 700 am 
this morn.Best spot seemed  to be the NE corner of the large pool. Just watch 
for birds flying above the  lotus.Saw one juv following an adult around

-couple of solitary  sandpipers migrating back south

-at least one bb-cuckoo calling in the  woods around the handicap hunter 
blind.Did not show though.Be careful.there are  yellow-billeds around here 
giving their single note call as well as least  bitterns calling near the main 
pool

-failed to find any willow  flycatchers

-one of the biggest spiny softshell turtles Ive ever  seen

-Mike  Brady
Ballwin,MO
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