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doggone it....
The L-T Duck was DOWN STREAM from the Clark Bridge (toward the Dam)
The bird looks similar to the labeled male in Peterson's Western Birds and
the NG,  except it did not have much of a tail at all.

OK, think I will quit while I am ...ahead (?).

Charlene

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 8:37 PM
Subject: REDA 1/17/03 - LT duck


>
> I found a LONG-TAILED DUCK (formerly Oldsquaw) just upstream from the
Clark
> Bridge at Riverlands EDA (the SMEW/Barrow's Goldeneye spot). It was
> relatively close to the road and hanging out with the goldeneye. I am
going
> out on a limb and calling it a male, first winter...
> I have to look some more in the books. I'm SURE if it is wrong, someone
will
> make sure to correct me.
> There are good numbers of waterfowl in the River at the Clark Bridge and
> farther upstream, near Harbor Point @ Lincoln Shields (WAY the heck out in
> the River) and at the end of Ellis Island.
> Ellis Bay is almost completely frozen over, with some pockets open here
and
> there and toward the Dam.
>
> Tried to look over the gulls well, but did not have enough time. Did find
a
> THAYER'S, 1w gull (anyway that is what I am calling it for now) near the
Dam
> in Ellis Bay (MO bird). Did NOT find the adult LBBG, but bet there are
other
> good gulls to be found.
> IL side of Dam closed BEFORE 5 PM, so didn't get a look at the gulls on
that
> side.
> BEWARE gov'ts clocks run faster than civilians.
>
> Hmmmmm...... so I find a semi- zootie in mid January at REDA/Clark
> Bridge....... so does this mean some KC birder will come here this weekend
> and find an even better zootie?
> It may be deja vu all over again. ;-)
>
> BTW, it's colder than #!?*&!*$ at REDA (particularly under the Bridge) so
> dress WARMLY.
>
> Good weekend birding,
> Charlene Malone
> Chesterfield, MO
>

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