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I would add to this, from our experiences in India...large-scale human
intervention in the ecosystem (feeding or protection of one species) often
does not go well, upsetting the balance, and we never seem to think things
through on long-term  ramifications!

Cheers, Deepa.

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 1:43 PM WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <[log in to unmask]>
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> Herons and egrets fly 25 miles or more to forage and gather food for
> young. I suspect this is not really a concern.
>
> ——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 7, 2019, at 10:41 PM, JJ Holder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Have anyone thought about food source for 240 nesting babies?
> > One of the neighbors mentioned there was a small flooded area by the
> construction earlier months this year (now blocked with the blinds where we
> conducted the survey area) that created marsh for some birds from the
> beginning. Now there’s not even existing water in that area.
> > We noticed BCNH babies begging for food from the parents this morning,
> and watched the adult bird hopping to the next nest kicked off one
> un-hatched egg in front of us.
> > Another case, watching LBH get down on the ground searching for food in
> a very limited soil area. Should we brainstorm something we can do to help
> these birds? for that humans destroyed the nature environment. Thanks.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Jennifer
> >
> >> On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:47 PM, Pat Lueders <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks, Lisa, for the report!  Very impressive totals to share with the
> management company.  We need to remain vigilant until all of this nesting
> is complete.  Thanks to everyone involved in this endeavor.
> >>
> >> Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >>> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St.
> Louis City this morning.  We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah,
> North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington.  The Majority of the property
> is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the
> middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest
> building.  I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees
> are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
> >>>
> >>> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
> >>> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
> >>> 8 Snowy Egrets
> >>> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
> >>> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
> >>> 9 Unidentified
> >>>
> >>> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with
> yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great
> Egret Nests and countless in progress.  11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9
> that could not be identified.
> >>>
> >>> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of
> corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has
> nestlings.
> >>>
> >>> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to
> rise daily.
> >>>
> >>> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with
> no complaints or problems from the residents.
> >>>
> >>> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees
> on July 4.  I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
> >>>
> >>> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it
> was a great success!
> >>>
> >>> Lisa Saffell
> >>> St. Louis
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