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Took a tour of Smithville lake today.  The main body water is beginning to 
show some signs of reappearing.  There are patches of open water by the 
Marinas and in Honker Cove.  I think in the next 24 hours we should see quite 
a bit open up.  Saw some good birds and the weather was fantastic.

Here are my lists for the different locations:

Location:     Camp Branch Marina
Observation date:     2/13/11
Number of species:     16

Canada Goose     50
Gadwall     2
Mallard     12
Common Goldeneye     1
Bald Eagle     1
Red-tailed Hawk     4
Belted Kingfisher     1
American Crow     5
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     1
Eastern Bluebird     2
American Robin     2
European Starling     2
Dark-eyed Junco     5
Northern Cardinal     4
House Sparrow     6

Location:     Honker Cove
Observation date:     2/13/11
Number of species:     8

Snow Goose     3
Canada Goose     500
Gadwall     2
Mallard     9
Common Goldeneye     8
Hooded Merganser     1
Common Merganser     1
Bald Eagle     1

Location:     Trimble Missouri
Observation date:     2/13/11
Number of species:     13

Canada Goose     5
Red-tailed Hawk     2
Eurasian Collared-Dove     2
Downy Woodpecker     2
Blue Jay     1
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     4
Tufted Titmouse     2
Eastern Bluebird     2
American Robin     1
European Starling     4
Dark-eyed Junco     5
American Goldfinch     25

Location:     Little Platte Marina
Observation date:     2/13/11
Number of species:     10

Canada Goose     100
Mute Swan     1 (yeah I know) :)
Gadwall     2
Mallard     15
Common Goldeneye     1
Red-tailed Hawk     2
Ring-billed Gull     2
American Crow     4
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     1

Location:     Liberty, Clay County, MO, US
Observation date:     2/13/11
Number of species:     2

Cooper's Hawk     1 flew over my car
Cedar Waxwing     4 in my Crabapple Tree

Good Birding,
Keith Brink
Liberty, MO

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