The Truman State ornithology class (I serve as a TA for the field 
portion) had a great day today at some local spots.  The highlight was 
a single SANDHILL CRANE flyover at Thousand Hills State Park.  This 
bird is probably long gone, as it simply flew over and never looked 
back.  There were also 10 WILLETS at the swimming beach (may stick 
longer).  A brilliant BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (seems early for these 
northern parts?) was hanging around in the pines near the petroglyphs.  
There was a BEWICK's WREN in some brush near the lake shore near the 
point.  There was also 1 Bonaparte's Gull and 1 Franklin's Gull at the 
lake--this was actually my first FRGU for Adair co.  Other new arrivals 
were Warbling and White-eyed Vireos.

We also had 1 Bobolink in some pasture north of town and a single 
Horned Grebe (also a first for Adair co. for me) near the dam at the 
north end of Hazel Creek reservoir.  All the data will be on CACHE 

Phil Wire
Kirksville, Adair co.
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Phil Wire
Truman State University

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