[mou] MRVAC - Anoka County Birding Day - Field Trip Report - 4/7/2008

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Mon Apr 7 20:39:12 CDT 2008

April 7, 2008

Spent the day leading a trip to Anoka County today.  Our group enjoyed many 
of the previously reported species and our first little wave of 
Yellow-rumped Warblers.  All in all it was a pretty nice day, despite the 
morning snow and cold weather.  We observed most of the previously reported 
birds at the Coon Rapid's Regional Park.  Including lots of Common Loons, a 
dozen Red-necked Grebes and a number of Horned Grebes.  We were also able to 
get a look at the Great Horned Owl in the Heron nest South of the Dam. 
Along the trail just South West of the Dam we encountered 20 to 30 
Yellow-rumped Warblers, actively feeding high in the Cottonwood trees.  Here 
are some of the 69 species we observed today.

14 species of Ducks, including all three Mergansers.
Common Loon - Many birds were observed actively feeding in the pool North of 
the Dam.
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Egret
Sandhill Crane
Great Horned Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe - We observed at least a dozen Eastern Phoebes at various 
locations around Anoka County.
Tree Swallow - 100s, North of the Dam.
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Kinglet
Hermit Thrush - Observed at Springbrook Nature Center and in a nice section 
of woods along the Mississippi River, which can be accessed off of Alden Way 
and Bellaire Way.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Was great to see the small wave of Warblers today.
Fox Sparrow

Craig Mandel
EgretCMan at msn.com

Minnetonka, MN 

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