April 20, 1963 - Earliest spring record
(1); Beverly Lake, Platte Co.; T. Pucci; R & E, BB 30[2]:24.

May 1, 1933
(1); Specimen (CMC 46); Fayette, Howard Co.; Jenner; R & E, Jenner 1934; Killed during hail storm.

May 3 - 13, 2008
(At least 2); Recording; Bloomfield, Stoddard Co.; Chris Barrigar, Bill Reeves, Bob Lewis; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-52.
Heard repeatedly at night in damp field with wheat standing about knee high.

May 23, 1990 - ~11th state record
(1); Bigelow Marsh, Holt Co.; David Easterla; 3rd Annual MBRC Report, 1990-32.

May 26, 1986 - High single day count and latest spring record
(2); Voices recorded (Cornell Library of Natural Sounds, 37378); Bigelow Marsh, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 53[3]:12;
Both singing midday.

R & E: Mentions there are 8 spring records (only 6 since 1963) ranging from late Apr. through late May.
However, only the above records are listed in R & E.



July 17, 1968 - 1st summer record
(1); Swan Lake, Chariton Co.; L. Kline; R & E, BB 36[2]:16.



Sept. 21, 1963 - 1st fall record
(1); near Ozark, Christian Co.; Nathan Fay; R & E, BB 30[4]:17.

Sept. 23, 1969 - 2nd fall record
(1); Tower kill (USNM 564977); Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co.; Richard Rowlett; R & E, BB 38[3]:6.

Oct. 9, 2005 - ~12th state record, 3rd and latest fall record, and the 1st accepted record since 1990
(1); Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.; Terry McNeely, Dana and Marissa McNeely; 19th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-69;
Bird heard making calls off and on from 5 - 5:20AM.





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