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Nov 21, 2023, 2:36:11 PM11/21/23

Today at Milligan Pond in Mason City (off Pierce) there was an immature Black-crown Night-heron.

At Clear Lake numbers of ducks and suchwere down, except for Coot numbers.

Eight species of duck were seen between the lake and a private wetland.

At the Lake, the four Black Scoters were still being seen off Beach Ave.  However, the three Surf Scoters that we saw last week, and that were seen yesterday, could not be found.

Two Horned Grebes, and a dozen plus C. Loons were seen, but the Pacific Loon, seen off and on, off Orchard Ave. was not seen.


Ten Sandhill Cranes were seen at a private wetland.  Thirteen Wilson’s Snipe at Union Hills and three Killdeer were about.

Three N. Shrike were seen in different areas.


No blackbirds could be found.


Rita Goranson

Mason City, Cerro Gordo County

Nov 22, 2023, 7:11:18 AM11/22/23

This should have read:   Milligan Park               The heron wasn’t there at 3 pm.

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