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The American Avocet was seen again this afternoon, at about 1:00 p.m. It is
sharing a mudflat with egrets and gulls. The black and white wing was
visible (just) with a pair of 8-power binoculars, but a scope view offered
by another birder confirmed this very cool sighting (thanks again for the
view!) 

Avocets are quite rare on the eastern side of MN. The bird is in either
adult breeding or juvenile plumage; difficult to tell at that range but the
throat and head were the light cinnamon color associated with breeding
plumage. Bill and feet indistinguishable at that range.

Holly Peirson
Columbus, Anoka Co.

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Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 8:50 AM
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Subject: [mou-net] American Avocet - Ramsey County

There is an American Avocet out from the AHATS Wildlife Observation Area on
Lexington Ave., north of Highway 96.  It's quite a ways out, so a scope is
needed.

Erik Collins
Shoreview, MN

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