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Missouri Statewide November 17, 2002, 6:00 p.m. MOST17.11.02 Coverage: Missouri Statewide Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade E-mail: [log in to unmask] Compiled 17 November, 2002 Species included below: RED-THROATED LOON WESTERN GREBE TUNDRA SWAN American Black Duck GREATER SCAUP Surf Scoter BLACK SCOTER LONG-TAILED DUCK GOLDEN EAGLE Lesser Yellowlegs Spotted Sandpiper RED PHALAROPE--probable, gone American Pipit GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE This is the Sunday, November 17, 2002, 10:15 p.m., Missouri Bird Alert, a statewide service of the Audubon Society of Missouri, serving the birding community of Missouri since 1901. The bird alert is compiled from reports submitted by ASM members and other birders throughout the state. Saturday morning Scott Schuette found 3 BLACK SCOTERS above Winfield Dam (Lincoln Co.), loosely associating with a raft of American Coots. Also present were 14 Horned Grebes, 40 American White Pelicans and a Merlin. An adult RED-THROATED LOON in transitional plumage with red throat was found at Smithville Lake November 12 by Kristi Mayo, although first seen on the main body of the lake near the dam, the loon was moving around the lake, but visible from the dam. She could not locate the Long-tailed Duck seen on the 11th. Bob Fisher relocated the RED-THROATED LOON on the 14th. A raft of 150 diving ducks included Redheads and Greater Scaup, but no Long-tailed Duck. Bob waw two “Western” Grebes, one of which gave him the impression of a possible Clark’s. An American Black Duck was near the gull flock in the evening. The juvenile Long-tailed Duck first reported by Bill Goodge at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) Thursday was seen Saturday from about 80 feet from the parking area at the end of the junction box/pump house road, looking up the distribution channel. More than 100 GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES reported by Neal Young were seen again on Saturday by Patrick Harrison at the University Horse Farm on New Haven Road southeast of Columbia. Western Meadowlarks were also present. Two SURF SCOTERS were on South Farm R-1 Lake on Roosevelt Ave. This is the large pond just west of the entrance to the Beef Farm. Robert Brundage saw an adult GOLDEN EAGLE on the 12th near US 65, just north of Princeton in Mercer Co. Carl Gerhardt saw one the previous week over the Missouri River in southern Boone Co. An American Pipit at Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co., was seen by Leslie Koller. 0000,0000,2221 At Riverlands Demonstration Area (St. Charles Co.), possibly 3 TUNDRA SWANS are being seen. On Friday, a juvenile TUNDRA was swimming with an adult Trumpeter. At least 26 swans are in the area. The 10 Surf Scoters continue to bob above the dam. A large flock of Red-breasted Mergansers is on Ellis Bay. Charlene Malone reports that 15 Eurasian Collared-Doves were at Payne Rd. near Portage Des Sioux about 2:30 p.m. November 14. At Fellows Lake (Greene Co.) Thursday the GOAS field trip participants in very windy conditions found 1 Common Loon, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, and a Spotted Sandpiper. Norma Zier had a surprise on the 13th near Rock Port (Atchison Co.). In a pond south of town she saw a phalarope, which by description appears to have been a RED PHALAROPE. 2221,2221,2221Report bird sighting information via the internet, either on MOBIRDS or to [log in to unmask] Information regarding membership in the Audubon Society of Missouri may be obtained from Bonnie Heidy, Membership Chair, at 573-442-2191, Joyce Bathke, Treasurer, at 573-445-5758, or at the Audubon Society of Missouri webpage: http//www.mobirds.org/