There are still a lot of waterfowl upstream from the dam.  Just the highlights:

Ruddy Ducks - 2; above the dam, easily identifiable with binoculars from the Coon Rapids side; FOY for us Blue-winged Teal - 2 males flying low over the River about 1/2 mile downstream from dam; FOY N. Shovelers - at least 15 males visible above the dam near the Brooklyn Park shoreline Redheads - 3 pair above the dam, CR side; probably more in the larger rafts upstream
C. Loons - 2; one just above the dam, the other in the boat access lagoon
Pied-billed Grebes - at least 10, including a cute group of 6 tight together in the access lagoon Lots of Hooded Mergansers, a few Common Mergansers, scattered Wood Ducks & Bufflehead

We did NOT see the Red-necked Grebes reported by Dave yesterday, nor the single male Red-breasted Merganser we saw there yesterday.

Also missing in action was the Osprey that we saw there yesterday (FOY).

The Bald Eagle pair is still nest-building, but we saw a crow apparently incubating.

Ron & Maureen Refsnider
Coon Rapids, MN

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