Good Morning! It was a beautiful morning in Tower Grove on Saturday where 28 folks came out for a leisurely walk. We started on the path at Gaddy Bird Garden. There were 5 photographers with large photography setup already at the bubbler. In fact, photographers were all over the park! Wind picked up as we walked throughout the morning. We found most of the more interesting birds outside of the garden. The Baltimore Orioles and the Blue-headed vireo were highlights. About half of the group car pooled to Cypress Circle where Great Crested Flycatchers were very upset and we found out why a little later....a Great Horned Owl was perched high in one of the big cypress trees.
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Here is a summary:
US-Missouri-St. Louis-Northwest Drive - 38.609x-90.267, St. Louis City, Missouri, USMay 6, 2017 7:30 AM - 11:00 AMProtocol: Traveling1.5 mile(s)Comments: Temp at start 59 degrees. Wind increased during walk to 15-20mph. Temp at end was 68 degrees under partly cloudy skiesGroup covered Gaddy Bird Garden, Cypress Circle, Jack's Pond and creek area35 speciesCanada Goose 2Mallard 1Turkey Vulture 1Cooper's Hawk 1Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 2Mourning Dove 3Great Horned Owl 1Chimney Swift 3Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1Downy Woodpecker 2Northern Flicker 2Least Flycatcher 1Great Crested Flycatcher 2Blue-headed Vireo 1Blue Jay 4Fish Crow 3Black-capped Chickadee 2White-breasted Nuthatch 1House Wren 2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3Veery 1Swainson's Thrush 1American Robin 4Gray Catbird 3Brown Thrasher 1Northern Mockingbird 1Yellow-rumped Warbler 1White-throated Sparrow 15Summer Tanager 2Northern Cardinal 4Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4Indigo Bunting 1Brown-headed Cowbird 1Baltimore Oriole 3View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36620946
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