The Magical Mystery Tour led by Doug Willis and his own personal rain cloud yesterday was soggy, but fun. The tour started at Squaw Creek NWR at 7am, moved to Honey Creek Conservation Area, and finished at Smithville Lake at 5pm.  We all had a great time. Thanks to Doug for setting up and leading the tour! BTW, those Chocolate Chip English Toffee Cookie Bars are Wonderful!!! Thanks to Susan Eaton for sharing the recipe with Linda Williams and to Linda's husband for baking them for us.

Disclaimer: All sightings taken from notes and memory, both of which may be less than accurate. Please make any corrections directly to Mobirds.
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk (also Harlan's)
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Clay-colored Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted)
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Winter Wren

Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Franklin's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Loggerhead Shrike
American Crow
Horned Lark
Savannah Sparrow

Happy birding, Ruth Simmons Lee's Summit, Jackson Co., MO [log in to unmask] "A nation behaves well if the natural resources and assets which one generation turns over to the next are increased and not impaired in value."  (Theodore Roosevelt)

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