At Pape Lake south of Concordia today a lone male Common Merganser paddled and preened near the outflow that was a beautiful waterfall today.

The Blackwater River is flooding.  Highway 23 and several county roads are closed.  Our survey of Perry Mem. CA was limited, but brought us to a group of 18 Black Terns and a surprising 3 Olive-Sided Flycatchers  along the road, looking a bit bewildered by all the water.

At Manito Lake CA, Bell's Vireos have returned to the area along the road leading to the fishing dock and outhouse.  The surprise there was a male Common Goldeneye paddling rapidly away from the  the road.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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