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Drove up to St. Louis area to try to see the Townsend's Solitaire - a lifer 
for me. Stopped by Farmington to see rufous hummingbird for 2006.  Waited 
about 20 minutes.  The men taking down Christmas decorations on Rufous's 
side of the house seemed to be keeping it away. The lady of the house 
graciously sent the men to work on the other side of the house.  At exactly 
12:15 P.M. the rufous appeared and drank leisurely from its feeder.

I spent over an hour and a half looking for the Townsend's Solitaire in 
vain, but at 4:00 sharp it appeared at its appointed bush and gave me and 
two other birders a new life bird for 2006.  The bird was most cooperative 
and let us view it at all angles.  I left thinking it's gonna be a great 
year!

First bird here in the Ozarks for 2006 was a beautifully singing 
white-throated sparrow.  Best bird of the day, however, was probably 
pileated woodpecker who came in at ninth bird.

Judy Bergmann
Rural Silva (Wayne CO)

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