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Ted Rights and I ventured out in search of Patrick Harrison's Snow Buntings in Shelby County.

The trip stopped before we got to Macon when we found a flock of 30 - 40 Snow Buntings and 40 - 50 Lapland Longspur and 50 - 60 Horned Larks in a stubble field along Hwy 36 on the west bank of the Chariton River in Macon county.  

This flock would be approximately 25 to 30 miles from the ones seen in Shelby county.

The Snow Buntings were moving around the edge of the field  along and up on the levee. Part of the time they would fly up and land on the tops of the weeds and once a very white bird landed on the top of a tall mullen plant and posed for us. We watched them for approximately an hour and just before we left several Snow Buntings and Horned Larks landed in the center of the east bound lanes of HWY 36, no more than 10 yards in front of the car.

Also seen from the same area were
Meadowlarks 15-20
Bald Eagle-2
Great Blue Heron
 Several hundred Ducks and geese


Terry McNeely
25843  Grate Ave 
Jameson   MO 64647
Daviess County

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