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Thanks for the "rookery show".  I used to live here but moved to Albuquerque a couple of years ago.  In St Louis this week and went to see the herons and egrets just now - amazing show!
Catherine Davis

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On Jun 27, 2019, at 10:44 PM, Rad Widmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I went to the rookery this evening around 7pm. Quite a sight! There were many birds nesting in the 3900 block of Olive and in the alley mentioned by Gary. Impressive numbers of little blues, snowies, and great egrets (maybe 50 or more each), and lesser numbers of black crowned night herons. At one point there were over 20 snowies and little blues flying overhead. Many nests and birds carrying nesting materials. Lots of squeaking. The birds were mostly nesting in ash (fortunately they haven’t all been cut down) and basswood trees. A Cooper’s hawk flew by at one point.

The neighbors were very friendly. As soon as I got out of the car, a lady asked “Are you looking for the birds? They be out front!” And indeed they were. And in the alley too. I talked to several residents who were also out looking at the birds.

Fun times.

Rad Widmer

STL

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 11:07 AM Scott Laurent <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Bird constantly amaze me.


Scott Laurent
Kansas City, MO 

On Jun 24, 2019, at 11:00 AM, Gary Rauvola <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

My wife and I drove over to check this out late evening yesterday. It is a mixed flock of Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons (100+ ?) plus young of each, along with a single Black Crowned Night Heron. They were occupying a number of trees within roughly a square block quadrant southwest of Vandeventer and Washington. The trees are around some buildings and apartment complexes between Washington and Olive west of Vandeventer. We thought the best viewing spot was about halfway down the alley between Washington and Olive, as most of the birds were in some medium-height trees (Bradford Pears?) between a couple of apartment buildings on the south side of the alley midway between Vandeventer and Sarah. Note alley is not accessible from Vandeventer, we drove in from Sarah. Interesting mass of squawking and flapping plunked into this very urban setting.
Gary Rauvola
Glendale

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM Randy Korotev <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

A portion of an e-mail I received from a nonbirder that I do not know:

 

Apparently, I cannot rest until I let a bird-person know about an interesting phenomenon occurring adjacent to SLU's campus:  a large colony of migratory birds (egrets?) is nesting in a stand of trees near campus, at Vandeventer and Washington (in fact, they are located directly on a property owned by SLU).  This is actually the third year we have noted their presence--they have moved a few blocks south of where they nested two years ago (we did not locate their nesting area last year, but did note their flight between that location and, most likely, Forest Park).”

 

Anybody know the species or how many? She didn’t mention the color.

 

Randy Korotev


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