Let me also suggest parking at the south end of the marshy area so you can get a view of the whole site. The reason the folks parked at the north end this morning missed the bird until it flew up briefly was that it was close to the shore on their end, and there is a rise in the land there that prevented them from seeing the shore in front of them. From the south end you can see pretty much the whole shoreline. Jym Mooney, Milwaukee -----Original Message----- From: wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Korducki Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 5:03 PM To: bhaunts@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [wisb] Re: Purple Gallinule and CGI Tom Prestby is waiting out the storms, etc and still has not found the Purple Gallinule as of 4 PM. He has been texting me with updates. Sean's earlier advice about staying in the car should be heeded. The bird did flush into cover this morning when seen by the group of observers around 10:30. Six hours later it has not reappeared per Tom. Please stay in your vehicles to minimize disturbing this bird. Hopefully it will linger. I plan to check later tonight and perhaps tomorrow AM if I strike out tonight. Mark Korducki, New Berlin -----Original Message----- From: wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Daryl Tessen Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 4:08 PM To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [wisb] Purple Gallinule and CGI A number of us spent an hour, or better, waiting for a view of the Purple Gallinule. It eventually showed near the road side of the marsh. It then flew a short distance to the north and landed back in the grass. This was about 10:45 this morning. An excellent find Sean! (When I left other birders were still waiting for a look at it. Hopefully they will post their results later.) I stopped off at the Coast Guard Impoundment on the way home. It was very foggy near the lake, so spotting things was a challenge. The two Laughing Gulls are still there, with one landing and eating a fish it had caught. Several Caspian Terns were also present plus a few Dunlins, Semipalmated Sandpipers and one White-rumped Sandpiper. Eventually the fog got so bad that one could hardly see out. Daryl Tessen Appleton, WI #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.