All:  Stephen Dilks called to report he has an imm. GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW 
visiting his backyard feeders in Linn (Osage County) as of 4:30 this afternoon 
(Jan. 9).  Birders are welcome to come and search for the bird and do not need 
to call first.  His address is 108 West Merle, he is the last house on the right 
(it is a dead end street).  Stephen will not be able to report if the bird is 
present during the day since he will be at work - So please, keep the list up to 
date.  In addition, photos taken by Steve as well as a map he made of his house 
location are at the following 

For those who might be wondering if this is significant or not, the answer is 
YES.  This looks to be the 'pending' 4th state record and the first reported 
since 1993 - Here are the other Missouri Records for Golden-crowned Sparrow:

Steve also has a male SPOTTED TOWHEE visiting his backyard.  Snow is in the 
forecast for tomorrow - Hopefully it sticks around.

Josh, reporting for Steve.

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, Missouri

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