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At least one Western Sandpiper continuing in excellent light. 

Pete

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> On Jul 27, 2019, at 10:14 AM, Kevyn Wiskirchen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Now (9:10 am on July 27). Western Sandpiper and Stilt Sandpiper among other peeps present on CR 4033. All feeding peacefully. Would love for someone with good scope to come help ID other birds.
> 
> - Kevyn Wiskirchen
> 
>> On Jul 26, 2019, at 4:23 PM, Edge Wade <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Drat!  We took 4035 south, then went east. Nada.
>> 
>> Edge Wade
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Peter L. Monacell" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:16:47 PM
>> Subject: Western Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone on CR 4033, Callaway County
>> 
>> Everyone,
>> 
>> County Road 4033 connects MO-94 with Mokane Road east of north Jefferson
>> City. It is exactly 1 mile long and is where all the shorebirds have been
>> recently. At least one WESTERN SANDPIPER and RUDDY TURNSTONE have joined
>> the group along this road.
>> 
>> The Western Sandpiper was with hundreds of Pecs and Least Sandpiper
>> approx. 0.5mi south of MO-94, on the western side of CR 4033. It was
>> flying around and may have gone east of the road. I¹m confident it¹s still
>> in the area, perhaps with other WESA¹s that I missed.
>> 
>> The Ruddy Turnstone is early and was with Killdeer and Pecs approximately
>> 0.65mi south of Mo-94, on the western side of CR 4033 with Killdeer and
>> Pecs. It was feeding at leisure and didn¹t seem to be in any hurry to
>> leave.
>> 
>> Checklist with photos of both birds:
>> 
>> https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS58474072&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckevyn.wiskirchen%40mdc.mo.gov%7C69696ee66aa54c62e07808d7120f7962%7C5e016b8a23ed43f5a521168c5e91bb13%7C1%7C0%7C636997729985216608&amp;sdata=Ufqcbhm%2FqsgVSg0us%2BH8%2FM3XCWPCqqOcdIZvsuaQj3I%3D&amp;reserved=0
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>> Good birding everyone,
>> Pete
>> 
>> 
>> 
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>>> On 7/25/19, 1:46 PM, "Monacell, Peter L." <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> 
>>> This morning after a dense fog burned off of the flats, Brad, Paul and I
>>> counted west and east of CR 4033:
>>> 
>>> Pectoral Sandpiper-410
>>> Least Sandpiper-85
>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper-18
>>> Lesser Yellowlegs-1
>>> Semipalmated Plover-6
>>> 
>>> and saw Spotted and Solitary Sandpiper elsewhere.
>>> 
>>> Brad also found 6 Caspian Tern south of CR 4038, east of the intersection
>>> with CR 4033. It was fun to watch them dive.
>>> 
>>> Other notable numbers:
>>> 
>>> Great Blue Heron-195
>>> Bald Eagle-7
>>> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher-4
>>> 
>>> Great to see Horned Larks back on the area.
>>> 
>>> Good birding everyone,
>>> Pete
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>> 
>>>> On Jul 24, 2019, at 8:13 PM, Monacell, Peter L. <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> This afternoon, counted singly just west of the newly reopened CR 4033:
>>>> 
>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper-324
>>>> Least Sandpiper-57
>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper-17
>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs-1
>>>> Semipalmated Plover-3
>>>> Plus approx. 30 peep sp. in flight
>>>> 
>>>> This gathering may be part of an even larger shorebird event, with more
>>>> to come. The available shorebird habitat here is more extensive than
>>>> what we¹ve recently seen south of Hartsburg.
>>>> 
>>>> Also 100+ Great Blue Herons, eight Bald Eagles, a Mississippi Kite, a
>>>> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and a pair of Lark Sparrows returning to a
>>>> previously flooded field.
>>>> 
>>>> CR 4038 (Mokane Road) is now passable, with care and a high-clearance
>>>> vehicle, from CR 4035 east to the longstanding closure at Rivaux Creek.
>>>> Only about 1.5 miles of the road remain inaccessible but can be bypassed
>>>> using MO-94. The mudflats that have opened or are opening along Mokane
>>>> Road are among the largest I¹ve seen in Missouri.
>>>> 
>>>> Good birding everyone,
>>>> Pete
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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