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Bob, 

Was your rough-legged hawk an immature bird?  Last weekend on the trail that goes around Lake Remote,  we had an immature rough-legged hawk fly over head.  I was wondering if it could be the same bird and would  it hang around the area?

Jim Zellmer
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Blue Springs,  MO
Jackson CO
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  From: Robert Fisher 
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  Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 3:19 PM
  Subject: Smuthville Lake 10/26


  Smithville Lake was a disappointment this afternoon, unless you prefer quantity of individuals to variety of species. I could not find the Pacific Loon. There must have been 1000 Ruddy Ducks and hundreds of Gadwall, but there were few other species of ducks. Boaters kept these in the air much of the time. I walked the trail and did not find the Winter Wren. (Where on the rabbit warren of trails west of the dam has he been seen?) My best bird was a Rough-legged Hawk on the way, near the juncture of I-435 and M-291. 

  Highlights included:

   At least  44 Common Loons.
  36 Bonaparte's Gulls
  11 Greater Yellowlegs on the pond at the juncture of County F and County W.
  1 imm. Bald Eagle
  both kinglets
  Myrtle and Orange-crowned Warblers
  lots of White-throated Sparrows on the trail.

  Bob Fisher
  Independence, Missouri
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