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It is still listed in the checklist as an accidental summer resident and 
summer visitant, although it seems to be "increasing" slightly during this 
time (more recent records). Nonetheless, DOCUMENT it. With good photos, 
should be easy.

Also, current status of Missouri's birds can be viewed on the checklist at:

http://mobirds.org/MBRC/MOChecklist.asp

----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

At 01:20 PM 9/3/2006 -0500, Leslie Keith Koller wrote:
>Started vacation today and decided to go out and see what I could 
>find.  Made a near 200 mile loop to Otter Slough...not much shaking, so 
>headed to Mingo and Duck Creek.  Again, not much.  Every pool is dry, no 
>shorebird habitat.  I was beginning to think the Bird of the Day was going 
>to be the Northern Harrier I saw at Otter Slough (I usually don't see them 
>QUIET this early).   HOWEVER, about 1/2 muile from my home here is 
>Sikeston, Scott County, I was driving down the road and saw something out 
>of the corner of my eye and had to perform the Maximum Binders Full Slam 
>Rare Bird Alert Crash Stop (thanks to Jerry Sliger for that one).
>
>I had seen a single SANDHILL CRANE in my neighbors back yard.  I got out 
>and took about 150 pictures, as the bird slowly walked across the road no 
>more than ten feet from me.  It was nearly as tall as I was!
>
>Aside...Robbins and Easterla have Sandhill Crane as casual in the 
>east....has this changed?
>
>Leslie Koller
>Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri
>
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