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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 19:39:51 -0600
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My friend and I were at lake Byllesby on Sarurday afternoon. A couple of Minnesota birders were there with their scope. They invited us

> On Apr 7, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Eric Daigre <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Since no one has posted about this, I'll follow up Alyssa's post with what
> I know.
> Apparently, an adult male Eurasian Wigeon was first spotted by Ben Douglas
> and photographed by Gerald Hoekstra late in the day on Saturday April 5th
> at Lake Byllesby (Dakota County).  This information was not posted to the
> listserv per se; however, a photo appeared on the "Recently Seen" page.
> Scores of birders looked for it yesterday (Sunday the 6th).  It is my
> understanding that the Eurasian Wigeon was seen fairly early on Sunday
> morning, but that no one saw it from about 8:00 am to mid-afternoon.  I
> left mid-afternoon, and I don't know whether or not it was seen again later
> in the day.  Does anyone else know?  There seemed to be a lot of informal
> communication among everyone as they staked out various parts of the lake
> and put in their time scanning and searching, though no official details
> were posted to the listserv.
> To be sure, there were a handful of Wigeons seen at various points, but too
> often the lighting and distance made it difficult to tell whether a
> Eurasian Wigeon was among them.
> If anyone has additional information, updates -- or corrections to what
> I've said here (as I could be wrong) -- could you post to the listserv?
> I'm sure a lot of birders would be interested.
> Eric Daigre
> Minneapolis
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