Popped down to Castlewood SP real quick this morn before the rain.Was great to hear 2 returning CERULEAN WARBLERS singing!

 Birds were in their normal spot,first parking lot to your right after you go under the train tracks

 , As is usually the case,all the bottomland nesters,PROTHONOTARY,YELLOW-THROATED,PARULA, were easily scene and heard from here as well

 The deer have lost their fear of humans down at Castlewood long ago.Have to wonder if the local pop of Barred owls are starting to lose their fear

 Have been coming across Barreds the last few years that pretty much just hang out anymore along some of the more crowded trails when groups of hikers and bikers pass close by.One bird hangs out as you head up the bluff trail.There was a bird hunting frogs this morn  near the parking lot where the ceruleans were that was pretty much unphased as I walked within 10 feet of him

Mike Brady
BallwinMO
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