Date: 1/10/18 9:37 am From: Alex <asgreenplanet4077...> Subject: [mou-net] Tufted Duck Refound
The Tufted Duck was refound this morning from a viewing place in Frontenac State Park at these coordinates.
It was still present at 11:25 and actively feeding. No information as to what ducks it was feeding with was given, but I would assume it is the same flock as it has been with for the past few days: hundreds of Goldeneye and Mergansers, and associating with 2 female Greater Scaup, 1 male Greater Scaup, and 1 male Lesser Scaup. Also present yesterday was 1 female Bufflehead.
Best of luck trying to view this bird. Unless a collector comes forward and says he’s missing a Tufted Duck, this bird behaviorally and physically is perfect for a wild bird and would represent a first state record for both Minnesota and Wisconsin, where it has been seen in days prior.