[wisb] Re: Purple Gallinule and CGI

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

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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

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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


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