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McLeod county must have been the place to be birding today.
This morning I flushed a Yellow Rail at Schaefer Prairie southeast of Brownton (Nature Avenue about 1 mile south of hwy 212).  It flushed at around  5 feet, it's white secondaries were conspicuous as if flew below eye-level to a spot 20 yards away.  Of course, it couldn't be relocated or re-flushed.  It flushed from very dry, fairly short grass, although wetter habitats weren't too distant.  Besides the rail, 90 minutes of slogging through the grass here produced a grand total of 3 Savannah Sparrows, 1 Song Sparrow and a few Swamp Sparrows.
Earlier I made a stop at the Glencoe wastewater ponds.  Over 2000 Canada Geese, 200 Cackling Geese, and 7 Snow Geese were present, along with many American Pipits, Brewer's Blackbirds, and Lapland Longspurs.
This afternoon, there were 140 American Golden-Plovers in a flooded field east of the Gaylord sewage ponds.
I counted 60 on my first pass through, but as I was counting heard more calling overhead - and counted 140 after the second flock landed.  One Dunlin came in the the second flock.
A final highlight was provided by a stunning first-year Krider's Redtailed Hawk north of Gaylord.
Doug Kieser
Minneapolis

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