I visited the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center today as was immediately greeted with a Starling ball and a couple of raptors, a juvenile Bald Eagle and a falcon, perhaps a Peregrine. My eBird report is below.
Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Jackson, US-MO
Nov 22, 2014 1:50 PM - 2:54 PM
Comments: <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
16 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 9
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 5 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203097387176553&l=d92bf1df54
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 Juvenile, fanned tail, tight spacing between wing and tail, slow stiff wing beats. Following Starling ball, larger than a Redtail.
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 13 Part of a stream of gulls flying over, perhaps in a wide circle. Flyover, clearly gull sp., backlighting and distance made it difficult to ID. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203097333535212&l=2c571099e9
. Probable Ring-billed.
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
falcon sp. (Falco sp.) 1 Bird observed stooping on a Starling ball, closed wings, round shoulders, resembling a fist.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 100 Starling ball, estimate
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 3
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203097385656515&l=d65a33c8e3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 50
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20637122