Hi:  I just spoke with Dave Easterla a few minutes ago.  He observed the harlequin duck two times today.  He said the lagoons are covered with  1000's of ducks (more than he has ever seen there)
and it makes it extremely difficult to find the bird.  He said if anyone is interested in seeing the bird on Friday to call him tonight.  He said that he would not go out early in the morning because when it is diving
and feeding it is almost impossible to pick out from the other ducks.

He also said that ice is staring to form around the outside of the lagoons, and if it freezes over tonight they all may leave.  Dave's number   --  660-582-8468


Jack Hilsabeck
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