This afternoon (Sun., 3 Jan.) from 3:15-3:45 p.m. I watched a male
Barrow's Goldeneye in the Mississippi R. from Prescott, WI. It was in
both WI and MN waters, out from the marina/apartment complex in town.
There were about 500 Common Goldeneyes to sort through in the
relatively limited amount of open water. One female Long-tailed Duck
was also present but I was unable to find the Harlequin Duck. Earlier
in the afternoon, at Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings, there were lots of
gulls: 325 Herring Gulls, at least 5 Thayer's Gulls (3 adults), one
adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull (great view from 75 m in full sun, but
my camera was at home), and one adult Franklin's Gull.
Bruce Fall, Minneapolis
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