Paul and I went to check the Western Kingbirds in the Bridgeton area. We
spotted one high in a bare tree over Gist Road and then 4/10 mile farther
two more at the curve, junction of Fee Fee and Gist. Just south of the
sub-station, 1/4 mile south of McDonnell Blvd on Fee Fee, three more were
found. The nest looked abandoned, so one of the three might of been a
youngster. • At the Bridgeton ball park one adult was seen with three
young'uns in the nest. • Over the levee at the end of St. Charles Rock
Road was one adult with two on the nest. This is the same telephone pole
as previous years.
After seeing 8 adult and 5 young Western Kingbirds we headed to Hwy N and 40 in St. Charles County to look for the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. We parked at the large pavement spur on N just north of 40 and saw a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher flying on south side of N to the large Hickory tree. It took a couple more fly ins to locate the nest high in the tree. All videos and photos shot at 1000mm from the shoulder of Hwy N.