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A second winter Glaucous Gull was present at the Borrow Pit near Horseshoe Lake State Park (Granite City, IL) today about 1:00 p.m.  Jim Ziebol identified it, and I got decent  photos and video. It was sitting on the first white structure in the water to the right of the hose - pretty far back. It did not move in the 15 to 20 minutes that we studied it. We stopped by to check on the Pomerine Jaeger, which we did not see. Other birds of interest on the Hwy. 203 side were 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 2 Kingfishers, several dark/Western Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Greater Scaup, 25+ Bonaparte's Gulls (at the dredge area), and 15+ American Tree Sparrows.
   
  Earlier in the morning, at Carlyle Lake, Jim, Ev Luecke, Mary Hillebrand and I saw the Glaucous-winged Gull at the dam, but as of 8:30 a.m. or so, no one had re-found the Slaty-backed Gull.
   
  Yvonne Homeyer
  St. Louis

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