This afternoon (Sat., 16 Jan.) I watched two male Barrow's Goldeneyes  
(one adult, one first-year)  in the Mississippi River at the far east  
end of Lake Pepin, viewed from the first and second pulloffs east of  
Camp Lacupolis. The two were about 1/2 mile apart. There was an  
impressive concentration of Common Goldeneyes (2000+) and Common  
Mergansers (about 800) at this location. Earlier I watched the adult  
Franklin's Gull at Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings. It was the only gull  
I saw today; it appears healthy and was flying around below the dam  
and loafing on the ice.

Bruce Fall, Minneapolis

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