March 3rd, 2013

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Forest Park Forever/St.Louis Audubon Society, First Saturday Bird Walk, Forest Park, 020313

When I went for the monthly bird walk today, I felt that I was not in the US, but in the country of Chile...the temperature was 0 deg C, but the wind chill factor brought it down several degrees below that! However, in spite of frozen fingers, I had a very enjoyable time!

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I managed to get two lifers, a

RUSTY BLACKBIRD

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and a Hairy Woodpecker which I could not photograph.

Here is a Wood Duck couple, nesting on a tree at the creek's edge:

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You don't believe me when I said it was Chile?

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Here's the bird list (whether or not you are interested)

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The photographs are on my FB album

here