This afternoon (Sat. Feb. 9) from 3:15-3:45 p.m. Susan Fall and I 
watched an immature male King Eider in Lake Superior about 1/2 mile NE 
of the Lakewood Pumping Station, Duluth (Lakewood Rd. and Scenic 61). It 
was diving frequently, and was associating closely with 3 Common 
Goldeneyes and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. At 3:45 the ducks were flushed 
by an eagle, and all flew off to the SW toward Brighton Beach. We were 
unable to relocate the eider. There was very little open water SW of 
where we found the bird, so we don't know where it went. Parker 
Backstrom and his wife joined us just in time to see the flock fly.

Bruce and Susan Fall, Minneapolis

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