Nov. 4, 1885 - Earliest fall record
(Number observed not listed); Mt. Carmel, Audrain Co.; Mrs. Musick; R & E, Widmann 1907.

Nov. 16, 1969
(Male); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 38[3]:6.

Nov. 20, 1981 - Highest single day count
(300); Lake Jacomo, Jackson Co.; Kelly Hobbs; R & E, BB 49[1]:15.

R & E (1992): Even during years when there are large influxes of birds, this species is not seen before mid-Nov.



Dec. 20, 1997
(1); Lake Jacomo, Jackson Co.; Robert Fisher; 11th Annual MBRC Report, 1998-15.

Dec.-Jan. 1969-70 - 2nd highest single day count
(100+); 10 miles north of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 38[3]:8.

Jan. 29, 1978
(50); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E.

R & E (1992): Most winter observations are during January and February. Winter of 1969-70 - Most spectacular invasion on record.



R & E (1992): Most spring observations are during the last week of February and the first week of March.
Birds remain into March following winter invasions.

March 1, 1970 - Highest spring single day count
(70+); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.

March 4, 1978 - 2nd highest spring single day count
(50-70); St. Charles Co.; F. Hallet et al; R & E, BB 45[3]:19.

April 3, 1969
(1); St. Louis; St. Louis Co.; Phoebe Snetsinger et al; R & E, BB 38[1]:3.

April 8, 1886 - 3rd latest spring record
(Number observed not listed); Mt. Carmel, Audrain Co.; Mrs. Musick; R & E, Widmann 1907.

April 12, 1903 - 2nd latest spring record
(Number observed not listed); Montgomery Co., No observers listed; R & E, Widmann 1907.

April 21-May 8, 2013 - Latest spring record
(Adult female); Palmer residence near Ashland, Boone Co; Bill Palmer (documentation with photographs), Kay Palmer; 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-34.



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


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