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This morning, 16 March, there was still a first-winter Great Black- 
backed among the other gulls at Canal Park in Duluth, presumably one  
of the individuals which have been wintering here. At the time, there  
were only a few dozen gulls present. There was also a probable first- 
winter Thayer's Gull here, but I had no scope with me to confirm it  
wasn't an "Iceland".

In the open water behind the WLSSD sewage treatment plant at 27th Ave  
West, there was still a male Hooded Merganser among the other ducks,  
probably the same bird I saw here last week, but no other new migrants  
could be detected given the limited visibility behind the gate and  
fence.

Kim R Eckert
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