Reporting for Doug Willis:

Doug called at 11:45 a.m. today with an immature Red-throated Loon at Smithville Lake, Clay County.  It was seen from the day sail launch parking lot on the south side of Sailboat Cove.  Visibility is low with fog and blowing snow making the bird difficult to see.  Doug was unable to get good photographs, but did manage not to slide into the lake on the icy boat ramp.  The roads are treacherous right now and he recommends not trying to get out this afternoon.

Yesterday, 12/8/08, Mr. Willis saw an immature Golden Eagle at about the same location where he saw a Prairie Falcon last Monday.  This was in Clinton County on NE 312th Street, 0.2 miles west of A Hwy.  It is about one mile north of the town of Turney.

Good Winter Birding!
Linda Williams
Liberty, Clay County, MO
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