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Tim Barksdale's still having issues posting to MoBirds, so I'm  
forwarding his notes on the Atchison Co. Lazuli Bunting, seen  
Thursday evening.

Kristi Mayo
Kearney, MO (Clay Co.)
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Begin forwarded message:

> I arrived at the Wrights at  5:44 pm in rain. The roads were fine  
> and the driveway slick to walk up but hey it is not the mud of  
> Kauai!  Waited in occasional lightning and thunder with drips. I  
> did not see sign of the Wrights and waited near the tree directly  
> north of the feeding station about 100 feet. Several Baltimore  
> Orioles, American goldfinches, white-crowned, Chipping, Song and  
> Harris Sparrows were about. The occasional but clear Indigo Bunting  
> came in to feed on the Ground but only to give me a momentary sigh.  
> 4 maximum at one time.
>
> At 6:28 pm the male Lazuli Bunting came in zitting as he flew. Call  
> note seemed higher and flatter. (I also had thought he had sung  
> once just as I was driving in). He landed on the fence for about 7  
> seconds, took a good look at me and then flew south toward the  
> metal building. The plumage was fairly ratty looking as if the  
> breast was still in molt, Wingbars crisp, head lighter blue (but  
> with the dark clouds not greatly lit) Back also lighter. Belly  
> whitish.... I guess I was expecting one of those brilliant MONTANA  
> --- LABU's
> Guess I'll just have to go home ;-)  (State bird!)
>
>
> Tim B.
>


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