There's a nice little patch of open water on Lake Remembrance in Blue Springs. This is the lake that can be seen from I-70, on the north side, between Grain Valley and Blue Springs. The 19 Trumpeter Swans that were seen in recent days were absent this afternoon, but will likely return. Best to look for them early or late in the day. Greater Scaup photos here:

Good Birding,

Mike Stoakes
Lee's Summit
Jackson Co.

Location: Lake Remembrance (Blue Springs)
Date: 2/12/2014 at 3:25:00 PM
Observer: Mike Stoakes
12 species recorded
Quarter-acre area of open water near outlet tube.

Species List:
Canada Goose - 40
Gadwall - 2
Mallard - 65
Canvasback - 7
Ring-necked Duck - 1
Greater Scaup - 4
Bufflehead - 3
Common Goldeneye - 16
Hooded Merganser - 3
Common Merganser - 18
American Coot - 1
Rock Pigeon - 52

This report was generated by the CACHE/SPARKS Project, a service of the Audubon Society of Missouri

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