Duck Creek Conservation Area • Otter Slough Conservation Area • Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
Checking my email Sunday morning I saw a rare bird alert about a Roseate Spoonbill at Duck Creek Conservation Area. We went to early church and headed south on the three hour drive. We looked all around but couldn't find it so went to the Mingo NWR just down the road. Nothing there either so we returned to Duck Creek and luckily spotted the Roseate Spoonbill feeding 400 yards across a field in the Luken Farm Unit of Mingo NWR . This is the 1st ever Spring Record and the 11th Missouri State Record.
The Roseate Spoonbill is my 301st "Bird Species Photographed in Missouri".
A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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