On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The keelboat winds 11 miles through two large bends in the Mississippi. Lewis writes about mistletoe. The hunters wound two deer, and Lewis wounds a duck. They camp near present Commerce, Missouri.
From the journals...
saw a number of black & white pided ducks, shot at them with my rifle and crippled one but could not obtain it I cannot therefore discribe them so manutely as could wish they are about the size of the wood duck,—
Bufflehead duck, Bucephala albeola
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