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Did a 5 hour tour of Squaw Creek today.  What a gorgeous day and very 
productive.  Best of the day would be a toss up.  3 Rusty blackbirds vs 21 
Wilson's snipes or the 3 Rusty Blackbirds vs 12 Long-billed Dowitchers.  That's 
a personal best for all 3 of these birds in one day.

Snow geese are back, but in very small numbers (12).
Pied-billed Grebes had a good breeding year, they were thick.
Good number of Duck Species also, but not one gull or egret to be seen.
Infact on Great Blue Herons.

On my way home I stopped by the Dam at Smithville lake for about 10 
minutes, but only got huge rafts of Coots, Ringed-Billed Gulls and unidentified 
ducks way way out by Crows Creek area.

all-in-all a good day of birding.

Location:     Squaw Creek NWR
Observation date:     10/28/10
Number of species:     36

Snow Goose     12
Canada Goose     275
Wood Duck     4
Gadwall     245
Mallard     224
Blue-winged Teal     9
Northern Shoveler     355
Northern Pintail     41 (FOY)
Green-winged Teal     30
Canvasback     8 (FOY)
Redhead     18 (FOY)
Ring-necked Duck     134
Pied-billed Grebe     44
American White Pelican     95
Great Blue Heron     2
Northern Harrier     1
Red-tailed Hawk     2
American Coot     2500
Killdeer     17
Lesser Yellowlegs     1
Long-billed Dowitcher     12
Wilson's Snipe     21
Northern Flicker     1
Blue Jay     1
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     5
Tufted Titmouse     1
American Robin     3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)     6
Song Sparrow     1
White-throated Sparrow     1
Dark-eyed Junco     1
Northern Cardinal     1
Red-winged Blackbird     14
Rusty Blackbird     3
Common Grackle     34

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)


Good Birding,
Keith Brink
Liberty, MO

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