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When I saw him, I mused that as he is nearly directly south of Runge,  
perhaps this is the same or is offspring of the bird that was there  
in 2006 and 2007, but not seen at Runge last year.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On May 8, 2009, at 5:38 PM, Anne Downing wrote:

> Clare Wheeler and I, after a scrumptous lunch at Murry's in  
> Columbia journeyed to Jeff City to locate the Painted Bunting first  
> found by Jonathan Pons. And find him we did at 3:20 PM,singing.  I  
> could not believe that habitat.  I thought he sounded a bit  
> plaintive in his song and no wonder. This little guy has plopped  
> himself down  not only in the 21st century, but at a site   
> overlooking a mall on the one side and a Shake 'n Steak /dumpster  
> on the other.And only those few shrubs for his protection.  But  
> singing he was. If only something could lead him over to the Runge  
> nature center.
> Also located 2 western Kingbirds at the Toyota Machens sign along  
> the road paralleling hiway 63.
>
> Anne Downing
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> Columbia
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> ASM Spring Meeting: May 1-3, 2009 in Columbia, MO.
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ASM Spring Meeting: May 1-3, 2009 in Columbia, MO.
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