I went to Smithville Lake this afternoon, hoping to see the lesser Black-backed Gull reported by Doug Willis. It was not to be. There are still lots of gulls there, but a lot have also pulled out. The lake is about half open.
Best birds for me:
FOY Red-breasted Merganser (very pretty males).
FOY Turkey Vultures. (Does the early TV get the choisest road kill? Ugh.)
Bob Fisher
Independence, MO
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