Pacific Loon was still present today out from Linwood Resort on the east
side of the lake. Very nice find by Milt.
Also present 5 Common Loons for nice comparisons, although the Pacific was
staying by itself most of the time. In the area were two White-winged
Scoters, one flock of 200 Buffleheads and Common Goldeneye, 4 late Western
Grebes, and a separate flock of near 400 Redheads, ringnecks, scaup,
Gadwall, Mallards, and a few others. Staying away from shore and the
hunting areas. We never heard a shot while we birded the lake area for 2
plus hours. At Battle Point Park there was a Red-necked Grebe and 2 more
Every single gull was a Ring-billed Gull. Probably 200 plus birds and no
The 3 Black Scoters were still on the east pond at the Rice sewage ponds.
Dennis and Barbara Martin
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From: "Milton Blomberg" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:30 PM
Subject: [mou-net] Pacific Loon-Osakis
> Birded Lake Osakis this morning and just after the rain quit and on the
> Todd County side (NE part of the lake) near Sunfish Resort bay area (S of
> Battle Point County Park), found a nicely colored Pacific Loon. Other
> birds on or around the lake, though sporadic,
> 1-Western Grebe, 1-Pied-billed Grebe, Ringneck Ducks, 100 HoodMergs,
> 2-Goldeneye, only several hundred coots, Red-winged blackbirds.
> White-capping by 11AM, no scoters.
> In a plowed field with Ring-billed Gulls, a huge flock of Brewer's
> Blackbirds. mjb
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