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Stephen Greenfield <[log in to unmask]>
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Stephen Greenfield <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 May 2015 14:19:33 -0600
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Jim Harness wrote:

Seriously, Steven? A "rough trail?"


I couldn’t think of a good word for the trail, maybe “unofficial” or “impromptu”. The point is, it’s not obvious from the “official” trail. 


(No, Jim, not rough like, say, the Angel’s Landing trail in Zion NP! Hey, I was just trying to be clear for people looking for the bird!)



From: Jim Harkness [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 3:12 PM
To: [log in to unmask]; 'MN Bird'; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [Mnbird] Ruff seen Tuesday, Bass Ponds


Seriously, Steven? A "rough trail?"



From: Stephen Greenfield via Mnbird <[log in to unmask]>
To: 'MN Bird' <[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:56 PM
Subject: [Mnbird] Ruff seen Tuesday, Bass Ponds


The Ruff at the MNRVWR Bass Ponds area was spotted by Olaf Danielson late morning on Tuesday, seen also by Curt Rawn and myself. From the vantage point of the end of the trail that leads to Long Meadow Lake*, the bird was near the opposite shore, as you look south (right) towards the arches of the Highway 77 bridge. Be aware, it's something like a half-mile off, so you need a scope with 60 power or so! And even then, it’s not a very gratifying look.


By the way, Olaf was pretty calm given that it was his 700th US species! (maybe because he's seen them in Europe?)


* a narrow, rough trail that takes off from a main trail about 50 yards west of the wooden bridge


Stephen Greenfield


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