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Checked one of my favorite "patches" today. Scoped the Honker Cove area of Smithville Lake, north of the Hwy W bridge, Clinton County, MO. (accessed east of Trimble, MO). 
Highlights:
Caspian Tern-5 
Forster's Tern-8
Black Tern-2
Osprey-2
Ring-Billed Gull-14
Double-Crested Cormorant-2
Spotted Sandpiper-2 (perched on snags out in the lake)
Solitary Sandpiper-1 (working the shoreline)
Great Horned Owl-1 (perched on a telephone pole in broad 
     daylight!)
I was serenaded by a Northern Mockingbird at the parking lot, who included splendid imitations of White-Breasted Nuthatch, Catbird and Brown Thrasher in his performance.
Surprisingly, there weren't many boats out on the main body of the lake (by the dam)...not many birds, either. Tomorrow might be better...
Good Birding,
Doug Willis
Kansas City, MO 
P.S. To access Little Platte Rec. Area, Crows Creek Campground area, or Camp Branch Marina, a daily fee (or camping fee) must be paid this time of year. Any of the picnic areas (there is one at Crows Creek) or gravel access roads (mainly north of Hwy. W bridge) can be accessed free of charge. Of course, an annual pass (about $20.00) can be purchased (and Clay County Parks is doing quite a bit of prarie restoration around the lake).

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