Western Wood-Pewee - Lake Lotawana, MO and Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
A posting on the Mo. listserve announces the sighting of the first Western Wood-Pewee in Missouri. After some convincing, Paul, Lois and I were off early the next morning on the two and a half hour drive. It was soon located behind the houses as it was continuing calling and following the call we finally saw it in the very top of a tree. Photographing it was very difficult, back lite, tree top to tree top, at a distance. Not to mention I forgot my tripod and had to use a mono-pod ... very unstable, especially for videos. (Pending acceptance, this is a first state record for Missouri.)
The Western Wood-Pewee is my 316th bird species photographed in Missouri.
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