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Lake Contrary, Saint Joseph, Missouri birds This also included birds at the other surrounding oxbow lakes (Horseshoe, Muskrat and Mud Lakes).
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Posted Sunday 25th October 2015 at 13:40 by Larry Lade
The first birds I noticed when arriving at Lake Contrary this morning were the Pied-billed Grebes and American Coots. The grebes swimming around randomly and diving in search of some small minnows. The coots were in groups moving around, bobbing their heads and picking at food items floating on the surface of the water. Several American Crows were flying around overhead, uttering their caws every now and again. As I drove around the perimeter of the lake an American Kestrel flew off of a roadside...
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October 20, 2015

Posted Tuesday 20th October 2015 at 14:50 by Larry Lade
Thus begins a new episode of birding around the oxbows lakes just south of Saint Joseph, Missouri.
With the 2015 Fall season upon us. It may bring in the migrant waterfowl. Might be interesting to see what shows up at the various oxbows.
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Posted Monday 19th October 2015 at 19:21 by Larry Lade
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After a long dry spell here in Missouri, this morning it finally rained. It was very welcomed as things were really getting dry here. This should brighten things up and perhaps help the wild things breathe a sigh of relief. I hope to get down to the oxbow lakes south of town and see what avian life forms may be around. Perhaps I will go out Thursday or Friday and look around.
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