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Edge Wade observed a Clark's Grebe from the east side of Thomas Hill
just before noon today, but was shortly unable to locate it.  At 2:55,
from the west side, the bird was relocated.

Details:  Typical non-breeding Clark's features--Very yellow
(straw-colored) bill, black on crown extends to eye, black on nape not
as wide as typical on Western, much gray in flanks.

Seen until viewer left at 3:15 from the overlook at Mac's Creek.  This
is reached from MO 3 on the west side of the lake via Randolph Co. Rd.
1185 (formerly A7).  This road is .7 mile south of the Randolph/Macon
line.  The gravel road going west from MO 3 at this point is Randolph
1080.  You must look at the sign on the east side to see 1185.

Continue almost to the end of 1185, past PR 1184 that leads to Mac's
Cove.  The end of 1185 is a hill down to the water.  Stop at the top of
the hill.  There is an undeveloped pull-in on the left.  Pull in there
and park (don't go too far, bank is undercut).  When out of the car,
walk about 30 feet to your left (up slight incline) to view lake to the
north of your position.

The Clark's Grebe was associating with a raft of mixed ducks--Scaup,
Bufflehead, Ruddy, and 3 Horned Grebes.  When first sighted, it was
alone, swimming, but not feeding.  When last seen it was resting.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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