April 22-June 15, 2009 - 13th state record and earliest spring record
(Up to 18); Photographed; southwest of Sedalia, Pettis Co.; Documented by Walter Wehtje for Betty Viernes, who found the birds, photographed by Peter Kondrashov; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-80.

April 23-29 2011 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); near Mosby, Clay Co.; Kristi Mayo, Doug Willis, m. obs.; BB 78[3]:123.

April 26, 2003 - 3rd earliest spring record
(2); Photographed, Squaw Creek NWR; Holt Co.; Steve Dilks, David Easterla, Brad Jacobs et al; 16th Annual MBRC Report, 2003-34.

May 4, 1994 - 1st definitive state record
(4); Photographed; Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.; John Guthrie et al; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-21.

May 9, 2011
(1); Greene; Greg Swick, Charley Burwick, Greg Samuel; BB 78[3]:123.

May 11, 2005
(6); Springfield, Greene Co.; Dorothy Thurman, Ruby Ball, Jan Horton, Dwaine House, David Blevins; 18th Annual MBRC Report; 2005-41.

May 11, 2005
(1); Republic, Greene Co.; Dean Rising, 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-41.

May 14-16, 2009 - 14th state record
(2); Photographed; Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co. Found by Dick Baskett; documented by Brad Jacobs (photographs), Walter Wehtje (photographs), and Paul McKenzie; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-54.

May 23, 2010
(6); Photographed; Mingo NWR, Wayne Co.; Found and documented by Chris Barrigar; 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-44.

Photographed here by
Chris Barrigar

May 25, 2002
(1); near Prairie SP, Barton Co.; Steve Kinder, Ron Obermon, Seth Cole; 15th Annual MBRC Report, 2002-44; Observation was brief - However, enough details were noted to confirm identification.

May 25-28, 2012
(2); Photographed. Private Property at Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.; Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun, Mike Thelen, m. obs.; BB 79[3]:99.

May 26, 2011
(4); Dunklin; Tim Jones; BB 78[3]:124.

May 28-31, 2008
(2); 12 miles west of Jasper, Jasper Co.; John Thomas, Kay Thomas; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-74.

May 30-31, 2004
(1); Photographed; Binder Lake, Cole Co.; Richard George, Edge Wade et al; 17th Annual MBRC Report; 2004-42.



June 26-30, 2006
(1); Photographed; Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Andy Forbes, Joshua Uffman et al; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-63.

Photographed here, 26 June 2006,
by Joshua Uffman

July 1 at least July 31, 2009 - 15th state record
(1); Photographed; Raymore, Cass Co.; Larry Rizzo, Vesta Myer and spouse (photographs); 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-79.

July 2 - Aug. 28, 2010 - 1st nesting record
(Nesting, 2 adults with a clutch of eggs); Specimen (4 ducklings and 7 eggs preserved and deposited at KUNHM). Napoleon, Lafayette Co.; Lowell Burns (documentation and photographs); 23rd Annual MBRC Report, 2010-71, and BB 78[1]:48-53. The pair built a nest in a Wood Duck box on the property of Lowell Burns. First brought to the committee by Jim Zellmer. 17 eggs were observed on 12 Aug. on 28 Aug. it was discovered that the box contained one dead duckling, 7 hatched eggs, and 6 unhatched eggs (4 ducklings and 7 eggs preserved and deposited at KUNHM). It is not known whether any of the hatchlings survived, but none was subsequently observed.



Aug. 7-19, 2008 - 12th state record
(2 to 10 birds); Photographed; Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Chris Barrigar; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2008-81.

Aug. 8, 2005
(6); Photographed; Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis City; Eric Jeltes and Diane Wilson; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2006-78. Zoo personnel recognized they did not belong to the collection and wore not tags or bands. They remained for only a few hours.

Oct. 18-25, 1988 - Accepted to provisional list only
(18); west of Portage Des Sioux, St. Charles Co.; J. Schneithorst, H. and J. Belz; 4th Annual MBRC Report, 1990-14, and R & E; Description was too minimal for full acceptance.

Nov. 11, 1939 - Accepted to provisional list only
(4); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; EC, D. Cole, refuge manager; R & E, Rising et al. 1978.


Nov. 21, 2011 - Latest fall record
(8); Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co; Eric Francis, Ryan Campbell, Justin Naydyuhr, David Breuer, Preston Stogsdill. 5 were shot (and noted by staff member Preston Stogsdill); 2 of those were donated to Eagle Bluffs CA for display and another to Four Rivers CA. Photographs were taken of the donated specimens by Vic Bogosian and transmitted to the MBRC. 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-84.



Jan. 5-18, 1985 - Probable escapee
(1); Cape Girardeau Co.; V. Moss et al; R & E, BB 52[2]:19; Bird was very tame and consorting with domestic waterfowl.


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