At Otter Slough, for the past 3 days, have had 3
Greater Yellowlegs, 100's and 100's of American Pipits, and 50+ Lapland
Longspurs. Humongous numbers of Snowies and Greater White-fronted geese. A
tremendous showing of Wilson's Snipe, along with a flock of 24+ shorebirds that
I can't identify (I hate shorebirds!)
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 11:40
Subject: Missouri Bird Alert--17
November 17, 2002, 6:00
Coverage: Missouri Statewide
Transcriber: Edge Wade
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Compiled 17 November,
Species included below:
American Black Duck
RED PHALAROPE--probable, gone
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
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
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
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
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.
Pipit at Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co., was seen by Leslie Koller.
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.
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.
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
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