These are some of the birds I observed while birding the oxbow lakes region just south of Saint Joseph.

Greater White-fronted Goose (1), Snow Goose (2500), Ross's Goose (10), Cackling Goose (6) and Canada Goose (350).

Bald Eagle (2), Northern Harrier (1), Red-tailed Hawk (8), American Kestrel (2) and MERLIN (1 this bird was an adult female of the richardsonii race).

American Tree Sparrows (30), a Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrows (13), Swamp Sparrows (10), Harris's Sparrows (10) and Dark-eyed Juncos (40).

Rusty Blackbirds (30).

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO
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