R & E:
The first arrivals are usually in mid-October. Most records are concentrated in late October and early November, although birds are regularly seen into the winter period.
Oct. 15, 1977 - Earliest fall record
(2); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Mark Robbins, Tim Barksdale; R & E, BB 45:25.
Oct. 17, 1970 - 2nd earliest fall record
(1); Little Dixie Lake CA, Callaway Co.; Ike Adams, Bill Goodge; R & E, BB 38:9.
Nov. 3, 1984 - Highest single day count
(10, all female plumaged); Maryville Sewage Lagoons, Nodaway Co.; David Easterla; R & E.
R & E:
This scoter is the one expected in winter. Most records that span the entire period are from the Mississippi River, near St. Louis.
Jan. 5, 1987 - Highest winter single day count
(7); Springfield, Greene Co.; m. ob.; R & E, BB 54:13.
Feb. 14, 1976 - 2nd highest winter single day count
(5); Labadie, Franklin Co.; Donald Hays; R & E, NN 48:33.
R & E:
Rarer in the spring than in the fall or winter.
March 6-7, 1953 - Highest spring single day count
(3); Harbor Point on the Mississippi River, St. Charles Co.; Jim Earl Comfort, Richard Anderson; R & E, BB 21:3.
April 4, 1977 - Only April record at time of R & E and 2nd latest spring record
(1); St. Louis, St. Louis Co.; F. Hallett; R & E, BB 44:25.
May 30, 1955 - Only May record at time of R & E and latest spring record
(1); Alton Dam (now RMBS), St. Charles Co.; Richard Anderson; R & E, NN 27:31.
Additional Scoter sp. Records