It seems to be a good week for flycatchers in general in the St. Louis area. I birded Love Park in Ballwin this morning and despite having very little forest edge habitat I was able to pick up one Alder, three Willow, one Yellow-bellied, and two additional "Trail's" flycatchers that never vocalized. I also had a female blue grosbeak and a female bobolink which were nice surprises and new species for the hot spot. 

Still no Connecticut Warblers anywhere around, but there is always tomorrow (or this evening). 

Happy birding,

Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I. 
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On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM Joshua Uffman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
MO-Birders:  Adding to Dave Becher’s report of 3 ALDER  FLYCATCHERS along the Blue Grosbeak trail, St. Charles County, Bill Duncan and I too had 3, likely 4, but only 3 seen singing/calling, at a private Creve Coeur, St. Louis County site this AM. 

Might not be too exciting of a report for birders from cen. and western parts of the state, but there have been many years I have missed this species entirely in the St. Louis area, where they can be a lot tougher to find, and even then - many are silent, and have to be labeled “Trail’s” type (Willow/Alder). 

Obviously, today is not one of those days in the St. Louis area.

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO

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