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There were several hundred thousand snow geese and several dozen greater white-fronteds at the wildlife refuge on Smithville Lake yesterday.

Jennifer Reidy, Liberty

On Feb 20, 2012, at 8:12 PM, Christine Kline <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Ellen,
> I just got home from Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.  Sharon Hatten
> and I were there at 9AM and we stayed until 5:30 PM in hopes of seeing the
> Short-eared Owls.  If you went to the refuge today, you were probably just
> as surprised as we were?  If I had to venture a guess, I would say that
> perhaps it's possible that the warm front pushed the Snow Geese north.  It
> did reach 55 degrees today.  While we saw many flying above us, there were
> only a few hundred in Eagle Pool.  Thankfully though, the warm front did
> bring in some beautiful flocks of other waterflowl, lots of sparrows, swans,
> and of course, the Eagles remain.  Our highlight of the day was a beautiful
> male Northern Harrier cruising the wet prairie.  Still a wonderful day.  
> Christine Kline
> [log in to unmask]
> Pleasant Hill; Cass County
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Ellen Zellmer
> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 3:35 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Squaw Creek Snow Geese Question
> 
> Jim and I want to take our grandson to Squaw Creek to see the Snow Geese
> tomorrow.  Are they still there?  Ellen Zellmer Sent from my iPhone
> 
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