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Mobirders:
Observed a NORTHERN SHRIKE at appx. 12pm today in Harrison County, just south of Dunn Ranch. The bird was located on Hwy. D, 4 tenths of a mile south of W. 190 Street (a soupy, muddy road which is marked on the MO Gazateer). Tricky, fairly hazardous viewing conditions on this narrow, 2-lane highway. There is a farm pond on the east side of Hwy. D, about 3 tenths of a mile south of W. 190 St.. The bird first appeared on top of a roadside bush, then flew to the power lines paralelling Hwy D. I was able to get excellent scope views from about 20 yds. Much paler overall (as opposed to Loggerhead Shrike), longer and strongly hooked bill, whitish line over mask and bill, thinner mask, faint barring on chest, longer tail, and more upright posture. 
Also observed one light Rough-Legged Hawk 1 mile south of the Hwy. 13/Bethany exit on I-35 North.
There was a dark Rough-Legged Hawk hovering above the Dunn Ranch prarie north of Hwy. M.
There was another dark buteo about 1 mile north of the Northern Shrike location on Hwy. D.
Good Birding,
Doug Willis
Kansas City, MO

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