Hi MoBirders, Things were happening in the southwest part of the state, so I thought I'd join the chorus of great bird sightings in Missouri these days. Near Palmetto in Eastern Greene County, I started out with 350+ Great-tailed Grackles and a single Wilson's Snipe. I then headed up to Lovett Pinetum near Strafford, where I observed a single Pine Siskin, a single Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a single female RED CROSSBILL. Hoping for more in the coming days! When I arrived at home, 2 FOS Purple Finches were at the feeder. An hour later, a late Palm Warbler was seen working the lower part of a maple tree from which the suet feeder hangs.
Good Birding, Greg Swick Ozark, Missouri
p.s. I will be going to KC on Saturday and would be interested in any reliable locations for Crossbills along the route from Springfield to Roeland Park, KS. Thanks!
-- *Greg Swick*
*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau*