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At 8:30 this am, I saw the Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal hybrid reported yesterday in a field pond, viewed on the west side of Hwy 56, south of Randolph, across from 56/Scotia Trail.  

At the Goodhue boat landing, there were 7 Pied-billed Grebes, 1 Bufflehead pair, many A. Coots, and a Northern Harrier.  Scotia Trail, which leads to the boat landing, is in very poor condition.

At Lakeside Cemetery, I met up with Susan Schumacher.  She spotted a Willet and an Avocet, also reported yesterday by Connie Brunell, at the lookout a short distance west of the cemetery, accessed from a trail.  The Avocet was moving behind a thick flock of about 30 White Pelicans, so we had just a few clear views of the bird. I hope to try for a better look when the weather improves.  We also saw fairly large flocks of a variety of duck species, plus 1 Greater Yellow-legs, Golden-crowned Kinglets and Song Sparrows.  Many N. Flickers were flying through Lake Byllesby Regional Park. 

Laura Coble
Cannon Falls  
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