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The Clark's Grebe was still at the Mac's Creek area at 4:35 p.m. this
afternoon. The bird was with TWO Horned Grebes. The two species were out
away from the Scaup and Bufflehead and were slowly moving NORTH. Where'd the
third Horned Grebe go, I do not know...

Great day of birding in the northern half of the state.

Heading to Columbia MO tomorrow with the family. Doing some early Christmas
shopping, haircuts, picture studio for Christmas pictures, and a meeting...

Wishing ALL of you who are going to be out birding a GREAT DAY.

Patrick and Kali (my three year old birding buddy)... She handled the trip
to Smithville and back and then BACK to Thomas Hill and back home...

-----Original Message-----
From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Edge Wade
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 4:46 PM
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Subject: Clark's Grebe, Thomas Hill


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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