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Mark Haas and I just left after watching the AMFL preening, bathing, and standing. Same place it’s been.

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau 

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> On Jul 20, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Monacell, Peter L. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> As of this email, the flamingo is present a few hundred yards due north of the location pin for this checklist.
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> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58327638
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> Good birding everyone,
> Pete
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jul 20, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Allen Gathman <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
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> I looked on CR733 this morning at about 9-10 AM without luck (except for a nice variety of shorebirds).�  I had heard from Bill Eddleman that Tim Kavan saw it fly off to the south, so I drove south on Highway AB to Donaldson Point Conservation Area. There, from the levee (CR404), I was able to make out the bird as a pink blob with a bunch of American White Pelicans and Great Egrets well to my north.�  I then drove northeast along the levee parallel to Highway AB and found the bird again as I looked west toward Hubbard Lake.�  I was joined by Tim Barksdale and Dave Becher, both of whom were able to see the bird and confirm from the all-over pink color and occasional moments when it stretched its neck out that it was a flamingo.�  Tim saw the bird fly off to the west.�  We then returned to Donaldson Point CA, where we were able to see the bird now wading in open water of the shallow lake due north of the CR404 levee road, at a distance of about 3/4 mile.�  We observed it for a while and were able to see the bird feeding by extending its neck and skimming with its head inverted, and we could also see the black tips of the folded wings as well as the black tip of the bill, with the rest of the bird bright pink.�  While the bird was too distant (and the head distortion too great) for good photos, the ID was clear. �  Others arrived, and the bird was still in the same pond at about 1:30 PM when I left.�
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> I talked to Tim Kavan on the phone, and he said that he knows the landowner, who is not likely to authorize birders to come on his land.�  There is no public access to the bird's current location closer than the levee where we were watching it.�
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> -Allen Gathman
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> On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 1:20 PM Mike Grant <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> Bird is off 404 west of Donaldson Pt Conservation area.
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> Mike Grant
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> Sent from Mike Grant's iPhone
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>> On Jul 20, 2019, at 12:28 PM, WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>> The bird visible from AB Hwy flew and was confirmed as the flamingo. It then lit about 300 m away. A caution. Much of this area is private property and landowners do not tolerate trespassing well. At present, the best vantage point is on the levee along AB.
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>> Should also say that I am just conveying info. I�€™m not at the site.
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>> �€”�€”Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Jul 20, 2019, at 11:39 AM, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Thanks for relaying!�  Some of us are not on Facebook.�  All in the vicinity, please continue to update on MOBIRDS.
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>>> Edge Wade
>>> Columbia, MO
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>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>>> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:31:49 AM
>>> Subject: Re: AMFL north of New Madrid. NO
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>>> The discussion on this shifted to Facebook and I�€™m also getting texts. The bird flew from the site at about 7:45, and a group is combing the region right now. A pink bird at great distance was just seen from the levee near Hwy. AB with pelicans, but it could be a Roseate Spoonbill.
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>>> �€”�€”Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
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>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>>> On Jul 20, 2019, at 11:11 AM, David Becher <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>>>> I was not able to refind the bird at the indicated location between 10:15 and 11
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