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The Solitary Sandpiper was a good find.  I do have one other  late  
record for the Forum Wetlands in Columbia Oct 29 and 30, 2002 which  
was recorded in the March 2003 Bluebird fall report.  Unfortunately,  
the Forum Wetlands have  been dry this summer and fall.

On Oct 18, 2006, at 3:26 PM, Edge wrote:

> I've just returned from a remarkable visit to Rocky Fork Lakes CA  
> north of Columbia in Boone Co.  This area is adjacent to Finger  
> Lakes SP.  The park and the conservation area are on semi-reclaimed  
> strip mined land.  There are several impoundments of varying size.
>
> I drove the area (it is drizzling here), stopping now and then to  
> view movements in the trees or to scan a lake.
> A 30 minute sit revealed 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 2 Brown Creepers,  
> an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Tennessee Warbler  
> foraging with several other species in an open area sheltered by  
> pines.  This is late for the warbler, but not strikingly so.
>
> The real surprise came at 2:18 as I was cruising slowly along the  
> west side of the main lake.  A shorebird caught my eye as it fed  
> about 40 feet away, near a small group of coots.  It was a Solitary  
> Sandpiper working shallow water.
> Robbins & Easterla list late dates as:
> 1, 25 Oct 1970, Columbia (BG) [Bill Goodge]; 1, 12-13 Oct 1966, St.  
> Joseph, (FL) [Floyd Lawhorn].
>
> You can bet I'll be out there looking in the coming days to see if  
> it sticks around.  Sure hope other folks will look, too.
>
> Full list of this visit and the 4 sites visited with Bill Clark  
> this morning will be on CACHE shortly.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO

Bill Goodge
Columbia

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