I remember seeing several Avocets at La Cygne Lake in Kansas in winter one year. (I don't remember whether it was January or February). La Cygne Lake is a power plant lake only a few miles west of the Missouri line. I assume that the artificial warmth of the power lake may have had something to do with the Avocets' presence there in winter.
Bob Fisher
Independence, MO
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