I took a spin around Smithville Lake today, hoping for hurricane refugees. 
They either are not here yet or they've already gone through. My best bird 
was a Least Tern.

Other birds included:

25+ Caspian Terns
10+ Forster's Terns
1 Black Tern still in summer plumage hawking insects over some grass with 
some swallows.
Multiple Ospreys. (They're everywhere, but it's hard to know when you're 
seeing the same bird.
7-10 Chipping Sparrows apparently migrating.
E. Kingbirdds staging to go south.

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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