I spent the morning birding around Milford Reservoir with the one and only Chuck Otte. In our failed search for crossbills we kicked up a White-winged Scoter viewed from the dam at quite a distance into the reservoir. Though we didn't find any crossbills the scoter was a decent consolation. Hundreds of other ducks of good variety were seen.
Glad to be back in Kansas albeit for a short visit.
-Aaron Balogh Middleton, WI (Formerly Manhattan, KS)