[mou] Purgatory Creek this evening (4/16)

alyssa tiger150 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 16 21:03:37 CDT 2008

First off, I failed to relocate the Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow at Purgatory Creek (Eden Prairie, Hennepin County) that was reported earlier today. 

However, I did have a small flock of 5 Bonaparte's Gulls headed northwest (from the blind). 

I also counted 11 Common Terns perched on the east side (from the blind). I would like to add that I feel comfortable saying that these terns were Commons (and not Forester's). I had almost the best lighting; I was at the blind from 7:30-7:50 pm, so the sun was just behind me. I could clearly see gray primaries, and I did not see any contrast from the belly and mantle.

 Also, <20 Common Loons. Nothing else of note. Good birding~

Alyssa DeRubeis
Golden Valley
tiger150 at comcast.net

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