At 5:45 Saturday evening the first duck I looked at from the Prairie Island spillway was a nice adult male Surf Scoter.  The bird was diving, resting, etc., by itself, though there were scattered flocks of Scaup, Bufflehead and Ruddy Ducks around as well.  The spillway is located just east of the entrance to McNally Landing, along Prairie Island Road, roughly 2 miles NW of it's intersection with Riverview Dr. in Winona.
GPS coordinates of Surf Scoter:

Also perhaps of interest, the Cackling Goose that overwintered on West Lake Winona is still there, usually loafing on the shore with a group of Canadas on the north side of the lake.
Dedrick BenzWinona, MN 		 	   		  
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