[mou] Watonwan County - Great-tailed Grackle

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Sat Apr 21 01:33:31 EDT 2007


While leading a Minnesota Birding Weekend trip in Watonwan county, we found 
a couple pairs of Great-tailed Grackles in a new location in the county. 
The birds were observed at the Rosendale WMA, which is about 2 miles SE of 
the town of St. James.  The birds were seen and heard in the marsh and 
sitting on the road.  We also found a few locations that may be good for 
shorebirds for at least a while.  There is a flooded field along Highway 15, 
about a mile West of Highway 60 near the town of Madelia.  There were also 
flooded fields along 320th street, about one mile East of Highway 60 and in 
Martin county along Highway 27.  Just South of CR 38.  Numbers of shorebirds 
were low, but the areas should remain good for shorebirds for some time.

Watonwan county, sightings:

Horned Grebe - Case Lake
Red-necked Grebe - Case Lake
Virginia Rail - Bergdahl Lake
Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper and American 
Pipit - Highway 15 location
Purple Martin - Case Lake
Great-tailed Grackle - Rosendale WMA

Craig Mandel, Minnetonka, MN
EgretCMan at msn.com 

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