No worries. Photos sent to both you and Lisa. Bull shoals is a treasure trove of birds that goes very underreported. I will try and continue to document birds. I saw one last weekend I still have no idea what it was. I’ll try for pictures next weekend if it’s still around. 



On Aug 26, 2018, at 5:16 PM, Robert Jacobs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Clark,
I want to apologies for a recent comment about your loon observations being a hoax that I sent to the  MOBirds-L listserv. I had received a couple of emails just before your loons email popped up on my computer. I had received an email from someone else about wanting to talk to me about a rare bird. His message was relayed to me by a friend and when I responded he said sorry it was a hoax. At the same time your email popped up so assumed it was about a rare event with loons and let others know it was a hoax. Unfortunately your email was totally unrelated to the hoax that had been sent to me earlier. I do apologize for my hast in response without thinking it through better. 

This happened to me about three months ago with a Magpie with photos reported in Belle, Missouri. When I asked more about it and didn't get an answer, I called a nearby friend and asked them it they knew the folks and could find out more about the magpie. After my friend called the folks up he discovered it was some relatives trying to play a game on another family member who was a birder and they quickly sent me an email saying it was a hoax.  

So, again I do apologize and would enjoy hearing more about the loons on Bull Shoals Lake. We occasionally have adult loons and juvenile loons that don't migrate north and linger on the deep water lakes in Missouri. In fact there are two adult-plumage loons at Stockton Lake dam all this summer. If you have photo and would share them with Lisa Berger and myself, we would love to get this documented as a Missouri record. Lisa or I can help you write up the documentation form or you can download it from website.  

Brad Jacobs
Columbia, Missouri

On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 11:07 PM Home <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Have watched the parents and the young since spring. They spend time in AR and MO. Not sure if this is very uncommon. Pictures available of all 5 I took today. Still grouped together.


Clark Creighton
Springfield MO
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