Rare bird alert • Black-legged Kittiwate • Smithville Lake
Lois and I arrived at Smithville Lake at 11am and finally found the Black-legged Kittiwate at 4:07pm floating in a huge raft of Ring-billed Gulls about 750 yards out there. Not very good for photographing but I managed some "documentary" ones.
The Black-legged Kittiwat is my 298th "Bird Species Photographed in Missouri".
A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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