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Dickinson Co. is in the northwest corner of Iowa, 3 counties from the  
west border.  The northern border is Minnesota.  Spirit Lake and  
Okoboji Lake are there.  The north end of Spirit Lake is in  
Minnesota--this is where the Black-headed Gull has spent several  
autumns.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Jul 15, 2007, at 4:48 PM, Robert Fisher wrote:

> The following post from the Iowa list is very interesting to me:
>
> "I stopped at Grover's Lake in Dickinson county yesterday morning  
> hoping to find what I found.  There were two pair of Red-necked  
> Grebes and one pair had two young riding on the back of an adult.   
> The other pair was quite far out and both were resting.  I could  
> not detect any family activity with the second pair. "
>
> I don't know where Dickinson County is, but I presume it is in Iowa.
> I found the following on the net:
> "The Red-necked grebe's breeding ground runs from Alaska and  
> northern Canada south to Oregon, Idaho, southern Minnesota and  
> Ontario. It winters along both coasts south to California and  
> Georgia  It is also found in Europe and Asia. "
> Eccept for Clark's Grebe, which I have seen twice in Missouri, and  
> Yellow-billed Loon, which I have seen here only once, Red-necked  
> Grebe seems to be the rarest of the loons and grebes that we  
> encounter in November. If they breed not far to the north of us, I  
> wonder why we do not see more of them.
>
> Bob Fisher
> Independence, MO
>
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