[mou] MOU RBA 4 October 2007
axhertzel at sihope.com
Thu Oct 4 20:22:17 EDT 2007
*October 4, 2007
Lesser Black-backed Gull
American Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 4, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel at sihope.com)
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 4th 2007.
On September 28th, Peder Svingen reported a GYRFALCON on the rocks on
the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry of Park Point in Duluth and it
was seen again on the 29th. Also seen in the area was an adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, a juvenile PARASITIC JAEGER, and a BLACK SCOTER.
Also on the 28th, Kim Eckert found a juvenile SABINE'S GULL along the
east side of Cottonwood Lake in Lyon County just north of downtown
Cottonwood, and on the 30th he found two juvenile PLEGADIS IBIS on the
north side of Black Rush Lake in Lyon County south of the town of
Marshall. Denny Martin found a SABINE'S GULL at the north end of Spirit
Lake in Jackson County on the 28th, and he reports that the BLACK-HEADED
GULL was still there as well.
On the 29th, Brian Smith found a WESTERN SANDPIPER at the Sleepy Eye
sewage ponds in Brown County. Take highway 4 south of Sleepy Eye for
about a mile and a half. Just past the auto salvage yard on the right,
look for the entrance to the ponds on the left in about another quarter
mile. The bird is being seen on a gravel spit on the northwest pond to
the left of the entrance.
The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen again on October 4th
near Minnehaha Creek and Lake Hiawatha in south Minneapolis. Check the
trees on the north side of the creek near the intersection of 28th
Avenue South and 47th Street East.
Unusual was the EVENING GROSBEAK reported by Dave Thurston on the 3rd at
the southwest corner of Lake Vadnais in Ramsey County.
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and DARK-EYED JUNCOS have made a strong push
into the souther half of the state in the past few days, and a few
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, FOX SPARROWS, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, HARRIS'S
SPARROWS, and LAPLAND LONGSPURS have also been reported from scattered
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 11th 2007.
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