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Hey Deb!

Thought of you while out today... We have to bird Ralls County
sometime...

As to the Rough-legged Hawk, Robbins and Easterla, Birds of Missouri,
page 108, "Fall Migration: The first arrivals appear about mid-Oct. The
largest concentrations are not observed until the very end of this
period."

We pondered the Red-tailed Hawk possibility, but gave the bird a better
inspection and it indeed proved to be the Rough-legged.

On a side note: I stopped at Newark Sever Lake in Knox County this
morning on the way to Edina. Observed a single Osprey dive three
different times trying to catch breakfast...  When I left, he / she
hadn't had any luck...

Must have been a young bird...

Patrick

-----Original Message-----
From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Deb and Dave Priest
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:54 PM
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Subject: Re: Knox County, Missouri


OK,  I feel better about the Rough-legged hawk I saw at a far distance
(near Kirksville, MO), but it was the size of a Red tailed and was
hovering like a Kestrel.  Doesn't this seem early for Rough-legged?


Deb Priest
Hannibal, MO





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From: "Patrick Harrison" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:06 PM
Subject: Knox County, Missouri


> Spent 6 hours with Donald and Anne Downing of Edina, Missouri, birding

> Knox County's back roads...
>
> Highlights for the day include:
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Rough-legged Hawk
> Gray-cheeked Thrush
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Field Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> Swamp Sparrow
> Harris's Sparrow
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
>
>
> On the Gray-cheeked Thrush...
>
> The date of this sighting causes me to add some info on the sighting.
> Observed at Sever Lake south of Hurdland, Missouri, Knox County. Bird
> was perched in fair light for decent study. Very palish and washed
> out. LITTLE if ANY rufous coloration on primaries, just a tiny bit
> might have been present on the breast. Late date in Missouri according

> to Birds of Missouri, Robbins and Easterla is 24 October in 1975. I
> have considered the possibility of a Hermit Thrush which is much more
> likely this time of year, but the field observation simply doesn't
> support it.
>
> What a fantastic day in Northeast Missouri for birding. 5-10 mile an
> hour winds and temps in the upper 50's low 60's. Not to mention really

> good cheeseburgers and roast beef sandwiches and Oliver's Café in
> Baring, Missouri.
>
> Good birding to all!
>
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> Shelbyville
> Shelby County, Missouri
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