My dad was a hunter in Missouri and I was a kid in Missouri so you'd think I'd know more about the various hunting season. Breaking news: I don't. However, I have done some research and learned that it appears there are 4 critters you can hunt year-round in Missouri. Let me add a "probably" to that just in case.
This is a great time of year to see eagles in Missouri. However, some loser (or losers) took advantage of the majestic symbols of America migrating across the state and shot one of the birds killing it near Rolla. Authorities are now asking for your help in finding whoever did this.
I have seen this so often in Missouri, I just figured it was a big birds nest, but I was wrong. Have you seen the big ball of leaves and sticks in your Missouri trees and wondered what's going on? It's not bird's nest that you're looking at.
I will say from the beginning that I don't accept the current explanation. There are multiple that nearly 1,000 birds died in just 1 night after colliding with a building in Illinois. To call this a mystery is an understatement.
This reminds me of the nursery rhyme about the man who swallowed the spider to catch a fly. In this case, it's the reportedly true story of invasive tropical birds that have been spotted in Illinois and it's all because of bad snails.
It's not weird to see birds in your Illinois backyard obviously. It would be unusual to NOT see birds. But, it's certainly not common to see an Albino robin and that's exactly what happened recently as a video share proves.