R & E (1992): Typically not seen until early May, with peak at the beginning of the third week of May.

April 13, 1986 - Earliest spring record
(1); Taney Co.; JD; R & E, AB 40:480.

April 21, 1989 - Early
(1); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon Co.; JoAnn Garrett, E. Johnson; R & E, BB 56[3]:93.

May 19-20, 1983 - Highest single day count
(18); Forest Park, St. Louis City; Randy Korotev; R & E.

R & E (1992): A few seen during the final days of May.



June 3, 1975
(2); Springfield, Greene Co.; Nathan Fay; R & E, BB 43[1]:24.

June 6, 1988
(1); near Farmington, St. Francois Co.; Bill Reeves; R & E, BB 55[4]:126.

June 14, 1961 - Latest spring record
(Male); Specimen (SEMO 108); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; No observer listed; R & E.



R & E (1992): Birds begin to arrive at the end of August and peak at the end of the second or third week of
September. It is rarely seen in early October.

Aug. 23, 1986 - Earliest fall record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Jim Ziebol; R & E, NN 58:84.

Aug. 23, 1987 - Ties earliest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 55[1]:12.

Sept. 24, 1960 - High count
(11); Tower kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; No observer listed; R & E, BB 28[1]:9.

Oct. 6, 1962
(8); Tower kill; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau; No observer listed; R & E, Heye 1963.

Oct. 20, 1985
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; Ron Goetz; R & E.

Nov. 1, 1975 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Columbia, Boone Co.; Bill Goodge; R & E, BB 44[1]:22.

Nov. 7, 1999 - Latest fall record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; Jeannie Moe; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 1999-89.



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



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