[mou] MOU RBA 20 September 2007
axhertzel at sihope.com
Thu Sep 20 20:48:02 EDT 2007
*September 20, 2007
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 20, 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, September 20th 2007.
This seems to be the year for SABINE'S GULLS. One was reported from the
city park in downtown Bemidji as it flew over Lake Bemidji, Beltrami
County, on September 14th. On the 16th, another was at the Big Stone
National Wildlife Refuge in Lac Qui Parle County, found by looking west
from the U. S. Highway 75 dam. What may have been the same individual
was seen on the 17th at the southwestern corner of nearby Perry WMA, one
mile east and two-and-a-half miles south of Bellingham. A third sighting
in the county of what may again have been this same bird was at Lac Qui
Parle Lake on the 18th. It was seen from the overlook along Lac Qui
Parle County Road 33 just southeast of the junction with county road 26.
A CALIFORNIA GULL was found on the 15th and again on the 16th on the
stone jetty at the Walker city park in Cass County. The park is on the
lake side of state highway 200.
Unusual was the WESTERN SANDPIPER reportedly seen on the 15th at the
mudflats by the dam in Hutchinson, McLeod County. I have no other
information on this bird, and it has apparently left the area.
Nevertheless, directions are: from the intersection of state highways 7
and 15, turn south on 15 and make an immediate right. Follow the road
until it ends at School Road. Turn left on School Road then make a right
on to Roberts Road. Park at Roberts Park and walk west along the
shoreline. After rounding the bend scan the mudflats for shorebirds.
A SAY'S PHOEBE was reported at the Lac Qui Parle WMA near Plover Prairie
in Lac Qui Parle County on the 17th. From U.S. Highway 75 take Lac Qui
Parle County Road 38 three miles east to county road 59, then half a
mile north. The bird was on the brush pile on the east side of the road.
On the 16th, a PRAIRIE FALCON was reported from just north of the town
of Greenwald, Stearns County, along state highway 4.
A late CATTLE EGRET was near Elk River, Anoka County, on the 18th. It
was in a farm yard at 7230 Hillendale Road Northwest.
On the 15th, a CAROLINA WREN was found in Lake Hanska County Park in
Brown County, in the woods behind the restroom in the picnic parking
Also on the 15th, a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found at 349 Cook County
Road 50, about one mile east of the Gunflint Trail on the south shore of
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 27th 2007.
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