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Several birders were out to EBCA early morning 6:45 to 9:00 and did not find
the RUFF.
Janice Gaston

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean Leonatti" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: Missouri Bird Alert--19 April 2004--7:15 p.m.


> I would add that I could see a white "chin" - right under the bill, but
not
> white around the rest of the bill; and eye-rings.
> Jean Leonatti
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
> Edge Wade
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 7:19 PM
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> Subject: Missouri Bird Alert--19 April 2004--7:15 p.m.
>
>
> Missouri
> Statewide
> 19 April, 2004  7:15 p.m.
> MOST 19.04.04
>
> Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
> Compiler and Transcriber:  Edge Wade
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> Compiled 19 April, 2004  7:15 p.m.
>
> Species included in this alert:
> RUFF (REEVE)
>
> A female RUFF (REEVE) found at 4:25 this afternoon was still present at
> 6:30 p.m. about 1/3 of the way down the first one-way loop at Eagle
> Bluffs Conservation Area, Boone Co.
>
> The Reeve is associating with Pectoral Sandpipers which are very
> aggressive toward it (and sometimes each other).  It is small, appearing
> about the size (in length) of a Lesser Yellowlegs, thus the assumption
> that it is a female.
>
> It is in plumage most closely like that of an adult nonbreeding male as
> shown in Sibley, p. 189.  The white at the base of the bill was not
> observered--or at least not commented upon by the observers present.
>
> The drooping coverts, yellow-with-black tip bill (thicker than the
> pecs’), brighter yellowish legs, smudgy streaks on the flank, and
> chunkier body were easily observed.  It stretched wings once, showing
> the black axillaries.
>
> Edge Wade
> Missouri Bird Alert compiler
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