A couple of people looking at the White-winged Scoter at Boom Island park
said it was a female. After consulting my bird books, I'm wondering if it
isn't a first spring juvenile.??

Rebecca Field

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:28 AM, Steve Weston <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Kevin Smith phoned me to tell me that he had just seen the Scoter from Boom
> Island Park on the east end of the Plymouth bridge in Minneapolis.  I was
> working and able to swing by the park and view the duck accompanied by 7
> Scaup from the south side of the park at 3:45 pm (Tuesday).
> Also seen today:
> A pair of Wood Duck flying over Eagan heading in the direction of my lake.
> A pair of Bufflehead in a pond in the cloverleaf of I-35 and CR 46.  Viewed
> at 70 mph.
> A flock of grackles in a tree in Burnsville.
> A flock of cowbirds in a tree along Hwy 280.
> I am still not hearing a Song Sparrow.
> Steve Weston
> On Quigley Lake in Eagan, MN
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