Erika and I were also in Prescott this morning. We also saw 2 Thayer's
Gulls, 1 adult and 1 first cycle. We did not see the Iceland or the
Ring-billed Gulls. We photographed a Thayer's Gull and a Herring Gull near
Lock 2 In Hastings. I will post these in my blog in a few days. We also
unsuccessfully searched for the Barrow's Goldeneye. We found a first year
winter male Common Goldeneye, which I will also post on the blog shortly. I
will let you know when these postings are made.
On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Scott Loss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The mixed gull flock that has graced the stretch of Mississippi River
> between St. Paul and Hastings over the last month was re-found this evening
> further downriver in Prescott, Wisconsin. The flock included 1 adult
> Iceland Gull (likely the 3rd time I have seen this individual, in the 3rd
> different location), 2 Thayer's Gulls (1 adult, 1 first cycle), plus the
> numerous Herrings and few Ring-billeds. The gulls were viewed from the
> marina just south of downtown Prescott on the east side of the river;
> however, they were seen flying and swimming back and forth from MN to WI.
> I attempted to spot the previously reported Barrow's Goldeneye from Point
> Douglas just across the river, without success; though it wasn't a thorough
> search due to the bitterly cold wind in my face. Hundreds of goldeneyes
> remain viewable from Pt. Douglas, and this would be another spot to scan for
> gulls if they're not at the marina.
> Scott Loss
> St. Paul
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