October 8th, 2014

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Two common birds, STL, 071014

Here is a spattering of Starling wings:



This was a cold morning after a thunderstorm...the very last occasion one would imagine birds would want a bath!


And a White-breasted Nuthatch, hard at work, picking off insects off the tree-trunk:



I had a delightful time with Edge Wade today....more about the Forest Park monthly bird walk, and today's outing, later...going to sleep early to get up in time for the lunar eclipse.
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Forest Park Forever/St.Louis Audubon Society, Bird Walk, 041014

It was a nice chill morning as I set out early to Forest Park.

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The rising sun lit up the grasses:

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A pair of
WOOD DUCKS

were my first sighting:

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A
MALLARD

couple also appeared:

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The Mallard male is a bird of colour!

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The beauty of Forest Park never fails to enthral me.

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I bid good-bye to yet another Monarch as I set off home:

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click here

for the bird list on eBird.

All the photos from my FB album are

here

A very enjoyable morning, thanks to the efforts of Mark for FPF, and Mitch for SLAB!