As Ryan informed everyone - Tim Jones photographed a BURROWING OWL this evening 
in Dunklin County after learning from his brother of "an owl in the area the 
last 3 or 4 days"....  

Here are directions from Tim:   
The bird was seen at the exact junction of County Road 622 and County Road 613.  
Please note that due to all the rain we have had, County Road 613 is impassable 
and County Road 622 is pretty muddy.  Cars can make it down County Road 622 but 
be aware of the conditions (especially if we get more rain tonight and tomorrow 
as expected).

Also, as I was taking pictures, there was a man on a backhoe at this exact 
location.  That's the reason the Owl was out in the middle of the field, instead 
of on the road.  The man was not working there when I left.  But if he does, the 
owl might not come back.

This appears to be the potential 2nd Burrowing Owl record for southeast 
Missouri.  Here are the other Missouri records for those interested:  Does not include this 
year's bird from Greene County, nor last spring's bird from Prairie SP (but, 
will soon).


Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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From: "Douglas, Ryan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, April 20, 2011 8:57:26 PM
Subject: Burrowing Owl

Just a head's up...Tim Jones has reported a BURROWING OWL on eBird. The only 
location I have is Dunklin County Road 622, this is the VERY southeast corner of 
the boot heel. 

This is all the information I have.

Columbia, Boone Co.

Ryan Douglas
Postdoctoral Fellow
310 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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