[mou] MRVAC - Carver Park Reserve - Field trip report - 5/7/2007

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Tue May 8 05:03:55 EDT 2007

May 7, 2007

Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
Carver Park Reserve
Field trip report

Spent the morning leading a trip for MRVAC, at Carver Park Reserve.  We 
birded along the road to the King Blind from 6:00 am until about 9:00 am. 
Then did the Lake and Tamarack trails until about 12:30 pm.  We also checked 
out the ski trail and easily refound the previously reported Henslow's 
Sparrow.  Here are some of the 85 species observed by our group on our trip 
to the park.

Swainson's Hawk - Found by Chet Meyer's, with information on the sighting 
already posted by Chet.
Virginia Rail
Pileated Woodpecker
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed, Warbling & Red-eyed Vireos
Sedge Wren
Gray-cheeked Thrush - one observed on the road, just East of the King Blind
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Warblers - 17 species seen or heard, including some of the following - 
Blue-winged, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Blackpoll, 
Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush & a Mourning Warbler.
Sparrows - 10 species - Clay-colored, Field, Lincoln's, Swamp, 
White-throated, Harris's & White-crowned Sparrows
Henslow's Sparrow - Observed at previously reported location and very easy 
to see, but a scope is helpful.  At 10:00 am, the bird was actively singing 
from the tops of several small trees along the North side of the trail.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Eastern Meadowlark
Baltimore Oriole

Craig Mandel, Minnetonka, MN
EgretCMan at msn.com 

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