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This Saturday at about 4:00 p.m. there were three swans at Eagle Bluffs 
Conservation Area in Columbia MO. They were located close to the road (the 
third big pool on the right hand side). The two adult swans were Mute 
swans and the third juvenile swan appeared to be an immature Trumpeter 
swan. The plumage was a dull gray. The neck was much straighter and the 
bill less sloped than the Mute swans. It also distanced itself somewhat 
from the other birds. The light was dimming, so viewing was a bit 
impaired. The birds were beautiful and very tolerant of the traffic flow. 
We even got out of the car to observe them--we were about 70 yards away. 

Also observed were: 
2 Northern Pintails
Numerous Gadwall
Billions of Mallards
Scaup species
A few Blue-winged Teal
Many Northern Shovelers


I hope someone gets a chance to see the swans on Sunday! 

Debbie and David Nichols
Kirksville, MO
Adair County

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