R & E (1992): The initial birds appear at the beginning fo the third week of Apr in the south but not until the final days of the month in the north.
April 9, 2013 - Earliest spring record
(Adult male); photographed; vicinity of Stringtown, Butler Co. Luann Holst (documentation with photographs). 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2013-25.
Photographed here by
Luann Holst, 9 April 2013
April 22, 1964
(Female); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, 1992.
May 6-7, 1978 - High count
(100+); Roaring River SP, Barry Co.; JoAnn Garrett; R & E, 1992; BB 45:19.
R & E (1992): Common in glaciated plains except on the southwestern edge (south of the Missouri R.) where it becomes uncommon. It is rare in the Osage Plains and becomes scarcer farther south in this region. In the Ozark border, south of the Missouri R., it is also rare. In the heart of the Ozarks it is only casually encountered.
June 1986 - Modern southernmost breeding record
(Adult male and immature); Springfield, Greene Co.; C. Tyndall; R & E, 1992; BB 53:4.
June 8, 2008
(Immature male); photographed; near Ozark, Christian Co.; Marvin De Jong and Claudia De Jong ; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-59. Casual in summer
June 15, 1883
(Male); specimen, KU 39433; Jackson Co. R & E. 1992. Nehrling; Widmann, 1907.
June 16, 2008
(Adult male); Big Oak Tree SP, Mississippi Co.; Ryan Douglas, Matt Ladage; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-62. Casual in summer.
July 6, 1885 - Southernmost breeding record at time of R & E, 1992
(adults observed feeding a young); near Freistatt, Lawrence Co.; R & E, 1992.
R & E (1992): Migrants begin to appear in nonbreeding areas at the end of Aug. Peak across the state occurs in mid-Sept. Numbers are greatly reduced by end of Sept, and it is only casually seen after mid-Oct.
Sep. 16, 1971 - High count
(50+); 10 miles north of Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E, 1992.
Sept. 20-21, 1963 - High count
(30); Tower Kill; Columbia, Boone Co.; R & E, 1992 (George, 1963).
Oct. 28, 1972 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Columbia, Boone Co.; Bill Goodge; R & E, 1992. BB 40:9.
Nov. 3, 1973 - 3rd latest fall record
(1); St. Joseph, Buchanan Co.; Floyd Lawhon; R & E, 1992. BB 41:4
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, 1991 - Latest fall record
(Immature male); Diagnostic slides; near Moberly, Randolph Co.; S. and D. Vasse; 5th Annual MBRC Report 1991-58.
Dec. 18, 1973 - Mar. 1974 - 1st winter record
(Male); at feeder, exact location not given; Bill Goodge; R & E, 1992. BB 41:3.
Dec. 19, 1982 - 2nd winter record
(1); Weldon Spring CBC; no specific location given; no observer listed; R & E, 1992.
Dec. 29, 2004 - 3rd winter record
(Male); Thompson River Wetlands, Livingston Co.; Steve Kinder; 18th Annual MBRC Report, 2005-2.