R & E: The first individuals appear during the last week of April, with peak during the first week of May. It is rarely seen after mid-May.

April 9, 2011 - Earliest spring record
(1); Otter Slough CA, Stoddard Co.; Ryan Douglas (documentation), Kyle McCommis, Matt Ladage; 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-36. A second bird, heard only, may have been this species as well.

April 9, 2011 - Earliest spring record
(1); Photographed; Hawn SP, Ste. Genevieve Co.; Mike Thelen (documentation), Mike Grant (Photographs), other participants in the SLAS field trip; 24th Annual MBRC Report, 2011-34.

April 19, 1985 - 2nd earliest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Randy Korotev; R & E.

April 28, 1983 - Highest spring single day count
(6); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Randy Korotev; R & E.

May 7, 1967
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, LCW 568); near Maryville, Nodaway Co.; R & E.

May 29, 1983 - 2nd latest spring record
(1); Wallace SP, Clinton Co.; Chris Hobbs, Mick McHugh; R & E.



June 8, 1985 - Latest spring record
(1); Cass Co.; JoAnn Garrett; R & E.



R & E: The first individuals appear at the beginning of September and peak in mid- to late September.
It is regularly seen through early October, but it is only casually observed during the last two weeks of October.

Aug. 28, 1964 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Sept. 15, 1979 - Highest single day count
(8); St. Joseph, Squaw Creek NWR, Buchanan and Holt Co's.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

Oct. 3, 1988 - 2nd highest single day count
(7); Atchison Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 56[1]:15.

Nov. 25, 1981
(1); Jefferson City, Cole Co.; Jim Wilson; R & E, BB 49[1]:14.

Nov. 26, 1963
(1); at suet feeder in Columbia, Boone Co.; Wally George; R & E, BB 30[4]:19.



Dec. 15, 1962 - 1st winter record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 30[1]:32.

Dec. 17, 2004 - 2nd winter record
(1); CBC record; Ten Mile Pond CA, Mississippi Co.; Bill Eddleman; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-9.



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


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