[mou] Central MN Migration Update & Gull Question
Pastor Al Schirmacher
PastorAl at PrincetonFreeChurch.net
Tue Apr 17 15:25:58 EDT 2007
* 4/17 Bonaparte's Gull & Greater Yellowlegs (Sherburne county, Princeton
sewage ponds on CR 2 - this is late for my first yellowlegs - shorebirds are
* 4/16 Red-necked Grebe (still present today) & Ruddy Duck (CR 2, R. Duck
* 4/14 Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Vesper Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
and, interestingly, Carolina Wren (primarily Kunkel WMA in Mille Lacs
Observation: many areas in Sherburne & Mille Lacs still rather quiet - new
migrants are "onesies and twosies" - have actually covered 11 separate areas
since Saturday AM.
Question: Three of the Bonaparte's/smaller gulls were high in the air,
circling the sewage ponds. At least one of these had very dark underwings.
Do some Boni's in the spring have this characteristic? Only had Sibley with
me, which doesn't indicate same.
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties
PS Last week's RBA indicated that the Black Vulture was seen somewhere in
Sherburne - actually seen in Mille Lacs County along CR 12 - has not been
seen since. Documentation is on the MOU site.
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