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Matt Dufort <[log in to unmask]>
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Matt Dufort <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:49:38 -0700
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With all these Ross's Gulls showing up in states to the west (and now 
east) of Minnesota, it's very likely that there's one somewhere in the 
state.  I hope everyone is checking any large lakes, rivers, and dam 
outflows that still have open water, with an eye tuned for Ross's.  I 
visited Mississippi Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings about a week ago, but 
the only gulls were Ring-billed and Herring.  I'm hoping to get back 
there, and perhaps to Black Dog, later this week.  With all the CBCs 
happening this weekend, the state should be getting better coverage than 
it does any other time of the winter, so perhaps one will turn up!

Good birding,

Matt Dufort

On 12/14/10 10:24 AM, Chris West wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Thought that birders in Northeastern MN might want to know about this. This
> was posted on the MI-listers listserve at 0830 this morning:
> All-
> Joe Kaplan just called and is looking at an adult Ross's Gull in Keweenaw Bay.
> He is standing at the first overlook "down from L'Anse" overlooking the bay,
> and the bird is at fair distance. He also mentioned that some of the folks
> participating (in the Keweenaw Bay CBC) feel there is a 2nd Ross's Gull present
> with the first bird, but from what I could gather it may not yet be confirmed.
> The identity of the first bird, Joe said, is not in doubt. It had pink
> underparts, gray underwing, wedge-shaped tail, etc.
> Good Birding,
> Caleb Putnam
> Caleb G Putnam
> Sparta, MI
> larus10 AT

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