2 Eared Grebes hanging around the dam at Binder Lake, Jefferson City, Cole County

on Sunday 10/11/09 as well.


We attempted the Jefferson City Big Sit!, but, it was just too dang cold...since it was supposed

to be 'fun' and we decided after 2 hours of shivering we weren't having 'fun', we packed up our

toys and went home!  Heavy breeze off the lake wasn't so fun in 35 degrees!!

Next year if it's this cold...FIRE PIT!


Julie Lundsted

Jefferson City, MO

Cole Count
> Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 15:26:55 -0500
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> Subject: Eared Grebes Little Dixie
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> What a raw day. Everything here is thoroughly sodden. Bright side: 
> very little wind. I birded from the car.
> At overfull Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area, Callaway Co., 
> several boats had floated away from the southwest corner "banking" 
> area and are now strewn around the lake, capsized or riding low in 
> the water. One picnic table is underwater.
> On the southeast side, from the parking area at the handicapped- 
> accessible trail, seen near the fishing jetty were 2 Eared Grebes 
> trying to keep company with 2 American Coots who did not want them 
> nearby (aggressively discouraging proximity), and in the vicinity 
> were 5 Pied-billed Grebes.
> At the entrance of that parking lot were 3 unusually friendly Guineas.
> Two hundred Tree Swallows coursed the lake in rapid, rapacious 
> fashion unlike the relaxed cruising manner of summer.
> One more sign of autumn: a flock of variably plumaged Yellow-rumped 
> Warblers bounced around the Rt. J parking area.
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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