Chris Wood just called to report his discovery of an adult Laughing  
Gull in Houston County earlier today. The bird was seen from the  
"Highway 26 Overlook" south of Brownsville. It was observed from 4:20  
to 4:50 PM this afternoon (27 July) amongst a flock of several hundred  
Ring-billed Gulls. This Accidental species was last recorded in  
Minnesota at Grand Marais in November 1997.

Chris also found a molting adult Tennessee Warbler in Houston County  
today -- most likely an early fall migrant -- and no fewer than 12  
Prothonotary Warblers at the public access to the Mississippi River  
bottoms just north of the Iowa-Minnesota state line.

Thanks to Chris for sharing these observations.

Peder Svingen
Duluth, MN

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