Hello again, I just received word from Becky Swearingin that she has relocated the pair of Cinnamon Teal at the original pond. Time 4:20 pm I suspect the casual water will remain at the site for a couple more days. Will update in the morning.
Good birding, Greg Swick Ozark, MO
On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 4:09 PM, Greg Swick <grswick...> wrote:
> Hi MoBirders, > Yes, Jared is correct. I found the 2 male Cinnamon Teal in breeding > plumage in casual water north of Springfield at around 9:30 am. I would > have posted earlier, but had a day full of birding, lunch with friends, and > errands to run. > When I arrived the casual water was teaming with ducks and geese, > including 2 Ross's Geese, and a half dozen or more Cackling Geese. The > Ross' caught my attention so I got my scope on them, but as I was scanning > to the left, I picked up the two Cinnamon drakes sleeping in the partially > submerged grasses near the edge of the water. > I was able to get the word out to a few locals, but the last known > observer was Klee Bruce at around 2:00 pm. The text I received at 2:29 from > 16 year old Klee stated: "Missouri lifer: watched them for about 10 > minutes until a semi drove into a driveway and set its air brake. Every > single duck on the pond took off and did not return" > There are a few local birders who are probably searching in the area now. > I'll update if they relocate the birds. > Here's a link to my checklist: > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43264301 > > Good birding, > Greg Swick > Ozark, MO. > > P. S. Shortly thereafter, Steve and Debbie Martin reported a single > Trumpeter Swan on Farm Road 166, east of Hwy 125 in Greene County. Ruth > Grant and I drove over to see the bird. Still there. > > > On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 1:16 PM, Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> > wrote: > >> From Ebird, I see that 2 male Cinnamon Teal were seen at 3395 E. Farm >> Road <https://maps.google.com/?q=3395+E.+Farm+Road&entry=gmail&source=g> >> in Franklin Township, Greene county, NE of Springfield MO. As I haven't >> seen any other posts on the listserv about them, figured I'd pass it on. >> Link to the checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43264623 >> >> Jared Gorrell >> Jackson County IL >> February 28, 2018 >> >> ------------------------------ >> *The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum* >> Archives <https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html> / Subscription >> options <https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1> / ASM >> Website <http://mobirds.org> / Email the list owners >> <mobirds-l-request...> >> >> ABA Birding Code of Ethics <http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html> >> >> ASM Spring Meeting: May 4-6, 2018 at Arrow Rock Details and Online >> Registration <http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx> >> >> > > > -- > *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* > > > >
-- *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*