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This is on the early side of the normal arrival time for Scissortails. 
February and March records are cited in Robbins and Easterla, and the 
"typical" arrival is the second week in April.

----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

At 07:39 AM 4/5/2008 -0500, jan neale wrote:
>Is April 3 an early date for the Scissortails?
>We were driving home from Springfield, MO to El Dorado Springs, on 
>Thursday and I got a glimpse of what I thought was a Scissortail, but 
>thought it too early.  It was late afternoon, gray and drizzling rain. 
>This was in southeastern Cedar County.
>Yesterday (Friday), we were headed to Greenfield from El Dorado Springs, 
>about 7:00 p.m., clear sky and the westerly sun on my side of the car, but 
>clearly there was a male Scissortail on the fence between Stockton and 
>Greenfield in southern Cedar or northern Dade County. To me, the long tail 
>was unmistakable.
>Jan Neale
>El Dorado Springs, MO
>Cedar County
>
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