A Summation of Bird Species Observed/Heard in the Waldo/Brookside neighborhoods and the forty-one adjacent neighborhoods in Missouri and Kansas during June 2017 as reported by members of the “WALDO BIRDERS” on Facebook and from the “Waldo Neighborhood” Facebook page and from the MoBirds List-server.

Total species observed/heard in June 2017 totaled 52.

Mallards (Lake of The Woods, Indian Creek and in a few yards),
Canadian Goose,
Great Blue Heron,
Bald Eagles were observed in, PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Waldo, Armour Fields as well as flyovers, 
Cooper’s Hawk were observed in several neighborhoods,
Peregrine Falcon,
Great Horned Owl (with several neighborhoods reporting this species) with a mating pair in the Ward PARK neighborhood,
Barred Owl (with several neighborhoods reporting this species),
Red-tailed Hawk at Jerry Smith Park,
Mississippi Kite,
America Kestrel (powerlines),
Mourning Dove,
White-winged Dove,
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon),
Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted), 
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Downy Woodpecker,
Hairy Woodpecker,
American Crow,
Blue Jay,
Black-capped Chickadee, 
Carolina Chickadee,
Tufted Titmouse,
White-Breasted Nuthatch in several locations this month,
Carolina Wren,
Summer Tanager,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,
Eastern Kingbird (Loose Park),
Northern Mockingbird (common along the Trolley Trail),
Chimney Swift,
Common Nighthawk
Rough-winged swallow, 
Barn swallow,
American Robin,
Baltimore Oriole, 
Hermit Thrush,
Thrush species,
Rusty Blackbird (in Zoo enclosures),
Red-Winged Blackbird,
Common Grackle,
Great-tailed Grackle in Tower Homes neighborhood,
House Sparrow,
Field Sparrow,
Eastern Meadowlarks,
Northern Cardinal,
House Finch,
Purple Finch,
American Goldfinch, were observed in most neighborhoods, 
Wild Turkey (Leawood Estates, Country Club, Santa Fe Hills and others),
Whip-poor-wills heard in (Holmes Park), and
Turkey Vultures.

Thanks for your quality reporting of birds seen or heard in June 2017.  Great pictures and video clips of several species were received this month on the “WALDO BIRDERS” Facebook page. Thanks again.

ITEMS of NOTE for June WERE:
Wild Turkeys were seen in several locations this month.
Rusty Blackbirds were observed at the ZOO.
Bald Eagles were observed.
Northern Flickers continued drumming in most neighborhoods in early June. 
A Peregrine Falcon was observed. 
Early cicadas emerged.
Lighting Bugs began to flash.

Common Nighthawks calling in the night.
Watch for Scissor-tailed flycatchers on wires.
Wild turkey’s pullets can be seen with the flocks.
Birds and mammals feast on wild fruits.
Birdsongs begin to subside around the ninth of July.
Goldfinches begin nesting as thistles go to seed.
Watch for butterfly milkweed blooming in roadside ditches.
Trumpet Vines still attract several species of hummingbirds.
Watch for young Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at feeders.
Great Blue Herons begin to fledge.
Warblers begin to gain weight for energy during migration.

Purple Prairie Clover
White Prairie Clover
Prairie Rose
Prairie dock
Black-eyed Susan
Compass plant
Missouri Coneflower
Sensitive brier
Rock pink
Butterfly Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Blazing Star
Wild bergamot
Lead plant
Royal catchfly
Tickseed coreopsis
St. John’s-Wort
Missouri Primemrose
Trumpet Vine
and Slender mountain mint.

James Bair
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Waldo-Tower Homes neighborhood of
south Kansas City, Missouri

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