Oct. 16, 1976 - Earliest fall record
(3); Chain of Rocks, Mississippi River, St. Louis Co.; Joe Eades, R & E; BB 44[3]:20.

Oct. 20, 1988
(Female); Specimen (NWMSU, DST 88); Maryville Sewage Lagoon, Nodaway Co.; No observers listed; R & E.

Nov. 3, 1984
(10 - all females); Maryville Sewage Lagoon, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.

Nov. 15, 1977 - Highest single day count
(27; 3 adult males, 24 female plumaged); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Claudia Spener et al; R & E, BB 45[1]:25.

R & E: Recorded virtually every fall in small numbers (normally 1-2 birds are seen; the vast majority of birds are immature).



Dec. 7, 2002
(Female plumage); Mozingo Lake, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla, Peter Kondrashov; 16th Annual MBRC Report, 2003-6.

Dec. 20, 1950 - Highest winter single day count
(7); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen; R & E, BB 18[2]:3.

Dec. 21, 2008
(One female-type); Photographed; RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Mike Thelen; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2009-16.

Dec. 26, 2006
(3 Female/ immature types); Photographed; RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Joshua Uffman, Joe Eades; 20th Annual MBRC Report, 2007-43.

Feb. 27, 1949
(2); near Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Jim Earl Comfort, Jack Van Benthuysen; R & E, BB 16[4]:
3; Considered a spring record in R & E.

R & E: All records (n = ca. 5 with 2 shown above) for this season are from the Mississippi River
in the St. Louis area. These observations are scattered throughout the period.



March 25, 1972
(1); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; J. Ruschill; R & E, BB 39[2]:10.

April 11, 1959
(1); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Jim Earl Comfort, E. Hath; R & E, BB 26[4]:16.

April 17, 1989
(Adult male); near Holt; Clay Co.; J. Eldridge; 2nd Annual MBRC Report, 1989-12, and R & E, BB 56[3]:89.

May 5-7, 1962
(Adult male); Duck Creek CA, Bollinger, Stoddard and Wayne Co's.; J. Rogers, N. Holler et al; R & E, BB 29[2]:16.

May 8-24, 1993 - Latest spring record
(Female plumage); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla et al; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1993-24.

May 12, 1981 - 2nd latest spring record
(Pair); On pond in Maryville after a severe thunderstorm, Nodaway Co.; Todd Easterla; R & E.

R & E: At time of R & E there were only 6 unquestionable records for spring. All 6 listed in above data
with 1 additional sighting listed in the winter seasonal observations.



Note: Any significant transient observations since R & E will be added at a later time.



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Background photo compliments of Allen Smith, 09 November 2011; Riverlands Mig. Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles Co.