Winter of 1919-20 - 1st documented major invasion
(Flocks aggregating 600 birds); Holt Co.; C. Dankers; R & E. (175; 4 collected); Specimen (specimen code not listed); Jackson Co.; H. Harris; R & E, BL 22:107.

Winter of 1961-62 - 2nd documented major invasion
(Birds encountered across northern half of state); R & E. (40) Largest group for this invasion at St. Joseph,
Buchanan Co. on February 11, 1962; Floyd Lawhon.

Dec. 6, 1973 - Earliest fall record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; m. obs.; R & E, NN 46:20.

Dec. 18, 1976
(Male); Specimen (NWMSU, DAE 2989); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.

R & E (1992): During the past 20 years, this species has been recorded only twice on CBC's, both of single birds on the Maryville count.

R & E (1992): This species is observed very infrequently. In winters when it does appear, usually only individuals or small flocks (< 5 birds) are observed.



April 15, 1962 - Latest winter record
(3); Trimble, Clay Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 29[2]:18

R & E (1992): Birds are occasionally recorded during this period after major flight years. For example, a number of birds from the 1961-62 invasion lingered until late March on into mid-April.



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