I looked in Show-me Birds and your Swainson's thrush is an early record for Missouri. Earliest was on 14 april 1983 in St. Louis. Right. As of the 10th of April on eBird, Swainson's are still in south Louisiana and Texas along the Gulf coastal region. This would be a good bird to write up a documentation and send in photos if you have any. It will be interesting to see if more show up this weekend.  


Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O.Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4115  ext 3648
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Subject: Barry County Report

 Barry County today saw some new species to add to the first of the year list, including Swainson's Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, and Orange-Crowned Warbler. Continuing from last week, Northern Parula, Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Pine, Black and White Warblers, and Swainson's Thrush.  Fish Crow population rising.

Our first Scissor-tail Flycatcher of the year was seen on Thursday evening in front of Republic High School.

We also have a pair of American Kestrel's nesting across the street at our neighbors' house.  They found a hole in the gable end of the house in the soffit.  They roost in the maple tree.   We first noticed them last Sunday.

Jerry Williams,
Republic, Greene County, Mo.

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