May 3, 2008 - Earliest spring record
(1); near Providence Access, Boone Co.; Paul McKenzie; 21st Annual MBRC Report, 2008-69.

May 7, 1982
(1); Mingo NWR, Bollinger and Stoddard Co's; K. Adams; R & E, BB 49[3]:20.

May 7, 1988
(1); Mingo NWR, Bollinger and Stoddard Co's; Bill Reeves, Steve Dilks; R & E, BB 55[3]:89.

May 16, 1907
(1); Specimen (AMNH 229528); Grandin, Carter Co.; No observer listed; R & E.

May 24, 1990 - Highest single day count
(5); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jim Ziebol; R & E, BB 57[3]:139.

May 27, 1973 - 2nd highest single day count
(4); Trimble, Clinton Co.; Sebastian Patti; R & E, BB 40[3]:6.

R & E: It is rarely seen before mid-May, with ca. 6 observations involving more than a single bird/day.
Peak is at the beginning of the fourth week of May.



R & E: Casually seen during the first few days of June

June 4, 1990 - Latest spring record
(1); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jim Ziebol; R & E.



R & E: Only a couple records exist prior to the third week in August, with most in early to mid-Sept. Three different counts involving two birds, all from St. Louis between Sept. 5-22.

Aug. 1, 1970 - Earliest fall record
(1); Maryville, Nodaway Co.; Mark Robbins; R & E.

Aug. 13, 2012 - 2nd earliest fall record
(1); Photograph; Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Chrissy McClarren (documentation with photographs); 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-41.

R & E: Only a couple records exist prior to the third week in August, with most in early to mid-Sept.

Oct. 3, 1971
(1); Lake of the Ozarks SP, Miller Co.; Mark Robbins, Richard Anderson, Floyd Lawhon; R & E, BB 39[1]:6.

Oct. 5, 1996
(1); Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Jim Ziebol; 10th Annual MBRC Report, 1996-49.

Oct. 11, 1973 - 3rd Latest fall record
(1); Busch CA, St. Charles Co.; Phoebe Snetsinger, Jim Earl Comfort; R & E, NN 45:123.

Oct. 14, 2012 - 2nd latest fall record
(1); Photograph; Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Chrissy McClarren (documentation with photographs); 25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-51.

Oct. 23, 2012 - Latest fall record
(1); Photograph; Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City; Chrissy McClarren (documentation with photographs); 26th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-52; Appeared to be a different bird than 2012-51.



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


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