I did not see the Nicollet Cty. Swan Lake CR 4 north boat access Glossy Ibis today when I arrived about 11:30 am,
but at 12:30 on the South side of Swan Lake at the Nicollet Bay public boat access (471st Ln?),
there were 6 Ibis feeding around an island in the channel about 100 yards looking north from the boat
Five were White-faced, with distinct white borders surrounding a pinkish face, but the 6th Ibis had a very
thin whitish-bluish border around a dark grayish face. The iris on this bird also appeared darker.
The legs were all basically submerged.
They all flew off to the west when a canoeist paddled by.
(Of course, now a little later when I get home, I read the north Glossy has returned---could these be
the same bird?)
Pete Hoeger, Hutchinson
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