Three of us birded Shawnee Trail CA this morning
for just over
an hour. Our favorite was a dark phase imm.
on Hwy M just southeast of STCA.
We missed a probable Merlin. For the trip
from Joplin up there
and through STCA (38 miles) we
26 Red-tailed Hawk
02 American Kestrel
02 Northern Harrier
We had 26 species including our FOS Fox
When I returned home this afternoon a
Red-shouldered Hawk was
enjoying a 12 inch snake for lunch.
Larry Herbert, Joplin MO. certhia AT