Hey MN -

Yesterday some of my family and I took a short walk at Old Cedar Avenue in
the MN Valley Natl Wildlife Refuge at around 1:30 yesterday. It was very
quiet in terms of passerines, but there's a lead of open water which was
productive, visible from the boardwalk platform. There were about 75
Herring Gulls and a handful of Ring-billed Gulls, and a single 1st-cycle
Glaucous Gull on the ice. There were about 10 Trumpeter Swans, some Canada
Geese, and a few Common Mergansers, Goldeneye and Mallards. Further west in
the glare of the sun were many more waterfowl, probably also geese and

Jesse Ellis
Post-doctoral Researcher
Dept. of Zoology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Dane Co, WI

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