An immature Golden Eagle was observed harassing waterfowl on Thursday at Squaw Creek NWR near the 3-way intersection of the auto tour loop and the road that runs toward Hwy. 118, between Pintail Pool and Mallard Marsh. There were also at least a dozen Red-tailed Hawks around Mallard Marsh, including two dark westerns and a very pale, presumably, Krider's. In addition to the eagle, it was interesting to note how many immature hawks were also trying their luck at catching those wily ducks.

Thousands of American White Pelicans and Greater White-fronted Geese remain, and the numbers of Snow Geese are building. Other birds of note included two American Golden-Plover and a rather late American Bittern (photos).

From Miscellaneous Bird Photos

From Miscellaneous Bird Photos

Good Birding,

Mike Stoakes
Lee's Summit, MO
Jackson County

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