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- RBA
* Missouri
* Statewide
* 28 July 2007
* MOST0707.28

- Species Mentioned
GADWALL
AMERICAN WIGEON
RING-NECKED DUCK
Tricolored Heron
White Ibis
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WOOD STORK
Mississippi Kite
Peregrine Falcon
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Painted Bunting

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
E-mail:  [log in to unmask] 
Compiled:  28 July 2007

This is the Saturday, July 28, 2007 Missouri Rare Bird
Alert, a statewide service of the Audubon Society of
Missouri, serving the birding community of Missouri
since 1901. The bird alert is compiled from reports
submitted by ASM members and other birders throughout
the state.

** NOTE: The report includes birds that are listed as
rare, casual, or accidental on the 2003 Annotated
Checklist of Missouri Birds (with revisions in 2004
and 2005).  Species that appear in ALL CAPS in the
“Species Mentioned” section are listed as “casual” or
“accidental” and thus require documentation. (Note
that some birds may be considered rare only during a
particular season or in a particular part of the
state.) The Missouri checklist can be accessed at:
http://mobirds.org/MBRC/MOChecklist.asp **

SOUTHEAST

The immature ROSEATE SPOONBILL found by Joe Eades on
Sunday, July 22, at Otter Slough CA (Stoddard Co.) was
still present as of Saturday, July 28.  The bird was
first noticed trying to land with Great Egrets at pool
21 (along CR 670).  However, the bird quickly took
flight.  It was later relocated in a field with Great
Egrets and Great Blue Herons northeast of the junction
of CR 679 and CR 691.  The bird was still there late
in the day when Chris Barrigar observed it.  And, to
top it off, Chris also observed an immature TRICOLORED
HERON at the same location on July 28.  

Additionally, a family group of SCISSOR-TAILED
FLYCATCHERS (2 adults and 4 young) were busy feeding
along CR 675, between the campsite and Conservation
Lane.  And lastly at Otter Slough CA, late waterfowl
continue to be observed within the CA and the nearby
rice fields with (3) GADWALL seen on July 22, (1) male
AMERICAN WIGEON observed on July 22 and 28, and lastly
(4) RING-NECKED DUCKS are still present as of July 28.
 

Further south on July 28, Joe Eades reported (2)
immature WHITE IBIS were feeding in a rice field along
Hwy 164, 1.3 miles west of the intersection of Hwy 164
and Hwy TT (Dunklin Co.).

SOUTHWEST

An immature WOOD STORK was found by Nan Johnson and
JoAnn Garrett at Four Rivers CA (Vernon Co.) on
Saturday, July 28.  Directions are as follows (DeLorme
Atlas p. 42):  From Rich Hill follow Hwy 71 south to
Hwy TT.  Turn left off of Hwy TT and go toward the
main headquarters.  Take the next two right turns and
the WOOD STORK was observed in the trees where the
water flows under the culvert and toward the river
preening with about (20) Great Egrets and Great Blue
Herons. 

Marvin Dejong and Greg Swick reported seeing at least
(3) PAINTED BUNTINGS at the Conco Quarry near the town
of Willard (Greene Co.) on Friday, July 27.  Traveling
north on Hwy 160 the quarry is located about a mile or
two south of the town of Willard.  From Hwy 160, pass
a pile of stones and then turn right onto a blacktop
road.  The birds were observed just as you turn onto
the quarry road.

Charley Burwick reports that the pair of MISSISSIPPI
KITES on the west side of Barbett Avenue, 0.2 miles
north of Galloway Street, now have at least one young
as of Thursday, July 26.  This is in Springfield
(Greene Co.).

COLUMBIA/ NORTH CENTRAL

Edge Wade reported on July 28 that the RING-NECKED
DUCK is still present in pool 2 at Eagle Bluffs CA
(Boone Co).

ST. LOUIS AREA

Mike Thelan reported seeing a PEREGRINE FALCON perched
on the left field light tower at Busch Stadium (St.
Louis City) on Thursday, July 27.

Information regarding membership in the Audubon
Society of Missouri may be obtained from Julie
Lundsted, Membership Chair, at 573-635-2976, Joyce
Bathke, Treasurer, at 573-445-5758, or at the Audubon
Society of Missouri webpage:
http://mobirds.org/membership.html


Joshua Uffman
MO Rare Bird Alert Compiler
St. Louis County, MO
[log in to unmask]
314.540.7382

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