Chuck Krulas & I searched all three of the cells at the Brownsdale sewage ponds between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday and did not find the phalarope (or any other shorebird, or any other waterfowl for that matter).  Craig Mandel also told me he checked the ponds later that day and also came up empty.

Congratulations to Gerry and Kevin on an excellent find.

Bob Ekblad
Olmsted County in SE Minnesota
http://www.Birding-Minnesota.com

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Subject: [mou-net] Red Phalarope in Mower County

Kevin Smith and I found a Red Phalarope at the Brownsdale WTP yesterday afternoon. I would have posted this earlier, but I thought it was a Red-necked Phalarope until I looked at my photos today and noticed the thicker bill. I sent the photos to Kim Eckert for confirmation, and he pointed out in addition the lack of back streaking.

There was also a single Snow Goose in a large flock of Canada Geese, but the geese all took flight and left the pond while we were there.

Gerry Hoekstra
Northfield

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