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  • Canvasback is fast, big and...

    The Canvasback is uncommon to fairly common during migration, a rare to uncommon winter resident, extremely rare in the summer, recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually found on the larger lakes and rivers.

    A late spring sighting date is June 5 and an early autumn date is Sept. 3. My accompanying photograph depicts a male on the left and a female on the right.

  • Red-breasted Merganser visits...

    The Red-breasted Merganser is fairly common during migration, uncommon in winter and rare in the summer.

    They are recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and I have seen them on Guist Creek in Shelby County in the winter. Late spring dates for a Kentucky sighting is June 22 and an early autumn date is Sept. 12.

  • Swainson’s Hawk struggles with...

    The Swainson’s Hawk visits Kentucky occasionally during migration and has been seen in May and December. Their breeding range is from New Mexico north throughout the western states and to southeast Manitoba, mid Saskatchewan, mid Alberta, and southeast British Columbia.

    Their winter range is southern Florida, southern California and on down the Pacific Mexican coast and Central and South America to Argentina.

  • White-winged dove is expanding...

    The White-winged Dove has been seen in Kentucky on two occasions in April in the far western portion of the commonwealth.

  • Harlequin Duck found on fast...

    This duck species has been seen one time in Kentucky on a March 8 in a small pond that was adjacent to the Ohio River near Louisville.

  • Tricolored Heron is 1 of the...

    The Tricolored Heron is a rare spring, summer, and autumn visitor to Kentucky and have been seen in April, May, June, August and September.

  • Barrow’s Goldeneye might have...

    The Barrow’s Goldeneye may or may not have been seen in Kentucky. It hasn’t been confirmed because the bird seen was a female, which looks very similar to the female of the Common Goldeneye species.

  • Bufflehead is known to stop in...

    The Bufflehead is a small 13-1/2-inch long diving duck with a 21-inch wingspan, weighing 13 ounces.

    In Kentucky it is fairly common during migration but fairly uncommon in winter and it is extremely rare in the summer.

  • Lady Titans fall in district...

    The home floor, big game experience and a huge crowd behind them all proved to work in Anderson County’s favor as the Bearcats held off Collins 64-56 Friday to win the 30th District title.

    After Collins (18-11) cut the Anderson (21-7) lead to three points, the Bearcats were able to regroup behind their experience and fend off the Titans from the foul line.

  • Anderson holds off Collins to...

    Anderson County made the most of its chances as the Bearcats hit 20 of 24 free throws in the fourth quarter to beat Collins High School 62-53 to win the 30th District championship Friday on their home floor.

    Before a packed house, the Bearcats’ last field goal in the final period came on a drive in the lane from Cobe Penny with 3:55 left in the game giving Anderson County (16-13) a 44-38 lead. From there, the Bearcats hit 16 of 20 from the line to keep Collins (14-17) at bay.