Four old men birded Smithville, MO Lake
today, The more interesting bird sightings included
an American Avocet mixing with a flock of
Bonaparte, Franklin and Ring-billed gulls at the marina located south of
Paradise on Collins Rd. on the east arm of the lake. They were located on
the rocky point extending south into the lake on
which gulls are frequently found.
Also seen were several flocks of Eastern
Blue Birds. Each of four of the flocks had more than 50 individuals.
We saw our first flock of Snow Geese fly over and
hundreds of Gadwall Ducks on the lake and
on the ponds around the lake.