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Bill Clark saw 3 Black Terns at University South Farm Lake #1 in  
southeast Columbia, Wednesday.  Shorebirds were also present at the  
north end of this "lakelet."

Shorebird habitat is minimal at Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.  A run  
through today by Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative (MOBCI)  
conference attendees revealed 2 Black Terns working Pool 2; a lone  
Short-billed Dowitcher in the Sapp tract, 2 Greater Yellowlegs & 3 or  
Lessers, numerous Least Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Sandpipers.
Note: At least one of the Lesser Yellowlegs, a juvenile, had a  
distinct eye ring and was very plain.  We studied it some time to  
determine it was not a Solitary Sandpiper.  Among the points in  
making the decision: it was near a Spotted Sandpiper and was  
distinctly larger--more than an inch different, there was much white  
in the rump as in flew, and, the clincher, it had light underwings,  
which it raised when landing.

Raptors included Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered ( an immature) and a  
Cooper's Hawk.

Stealing the show were the 140+ Great Egrets.

A tour of Evergreen Sod Farm, Hwy. 40, Howard Co., revealed 12 Buff- 
breasted Sandpipers and more than 100 Pectoral Sandpipers (a species  
missing at Eagle Bluffs).

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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