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Just had a phoned in report from an area observer of a possible gray morph 
Gyrfalcon just south of Mille Lacs CR 23, in the agricultural fields 3-4 
miles west of Foreston.

We discussed the differences between a Gyr and a Gos, but he did note the 
"mustache" (35-40 feet away at one point), barring and powerful falcon-like 
appearance.

I llive about ten miles from this location, and will keep my eyes open - but 
wanted to post a heads-up in case other birders are in the area.

(This is not the first report I've heard in Mille Lacs County during my six 
winters here - have tended to mentally dismiss them as Goshawks or 
Peregrines - perhaps I need to pay closer attention?)

Good birding.

Al Schirmacher
Princeton, MN
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties 

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