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Kim R Eckert <[log in to unmask]>
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Kim R Eckert <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:22:48 -0600
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Earlier today, Laura Erickson went to the Wildwoods rehab center in Duluth and found out some additional information about the juvenile Purple Gallinule posted on mou-net this morning. It apparently hit a large window on October 23 at a building on Waseca Street in West Duluth, which is by the St Louis River between Indian Point and Grassy Point. The staff at Wildwoods said the bird had no visible injuries and is eating well, and arrangements are underway to transport the bird south in the coming days, probably to Florida. 

There have been only three previous Minnesota records: November 1963, found dead near Toivola, St Louis Co (specimen now at the Bell Museum of Natural History); June 1967, found dead in Sheldon Twp, Houston Co (specimen also at the Bell Museum); and September 1970, photographed at Oakleaf Lake, Nicollet Co.  

Thanks to Laura for following up on this record; also see her photo from Wildwoods on the MOU website’s Recently Seen page.

Kim Eckert, Duluth
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