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Hope people read a second msg on the Wisconsin listserve from the original
observer (Mike Houle) before making any plans.
 go to www.birdingonthe.net   and click on "Regional/Specialty Mail".

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edge Wade" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 7:43 PM
Subject: Fwd: IBET Ross's Gulls in Wisconsin


> Begin forwarded message:
>
> > From: Sebastian Patti <[log in to unmask]>
> > Date: Thu Nov 06, 2003  07:17:13 PM US/Central
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Fwd: IBET Ross's Gulls in Wisconsin
> > Reply-To: Sebastian Patti <[log in to unmask]>
> >
> > Wow!!!!
> >
> >
> >
> > [log in to unmask]
> > Sebastian T. Patti
> > (Lincoln Park)
> > Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
> > PHONE: 312/603-4416 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
> > FAX: 312/603-2041 (o) 773/248-0264 (h)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> From: "Scott Carpenter" <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Reply-To: "Scott Carpenter" <[log in to unmask]>
> >> To: "IL Birds" <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Subject: IBET Ross's Gulls in Wisconsin
> >> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 18:26:02 -0600
> >>
> >> The following post was taken from WISBIRDN, via
> >> http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/WISC.html .
> >>
> >> Scott Carpenter
> >> Hyde Park/Chicago
> >> [log in to unmask]
> >>
> >> Subject: Ross's Gulls - Stoddard WI
> >> From: Houlem AT aol.com
> >> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 15:32:24 EST
> >>
> >> Three adult, non-breeding, Ross's Gulls (glad there were more than
> >> one, as
> >> one Ross's Gull doesn't sound right) at the Stoddard Boat Landing
> >> today,
> >> Thursday, 12 noon, quite, still water, pure sunshine, lots of birds.
> >>
> >> The Ross's Gulls were very cooperative, flying 20 yards from shore, and
> >> then
> >> off across the bay, out 1/2 mile. I was struck by their agility, wing
> >> pattern,
> >> their Mallard Orange feet, their head, very short, thick, black bill.
> >> No
> >> time
> >> for photos, but, could have gotten them, as they were close. Had to
> >> run on
> >> an
> >> errand of mercy.
> >>
> >> This is all south from LaCrosse on Hy 35. The waters from Shady Maple
> >> (one
> >> mile south of Goose Island) to Stoddard were laden with Tundra Swan,
> >> American
> >> White Pelican, Canvasbacks, Red Head, Northern Shoveler, American
> >> Wigeon,
> >> Gadwall, both Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks and more. There was a murder of
> >> Crow
> >> attacking a Cooper's Hawk.
> >>
> >> I do hope the Ross's Gull hang around a bit.
> >>
> >> We do have Red-headed Woodpecker in Eastern LaCrosse County, in the
> >> heavily
> >> wooded bluff country, however, a few less than in the past.
> >>
> >> Good birding,
> >>
> >> * Mike Houle * houlem AT aol.com * La Crosse WI * USA *
> >>
> >> It's great to be alive as the birds of autumn mass for their southward
> >> exodus.
> >>

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