[mou] First of years, migration thoughts
Pastor Al Schirmacher
pastoral at princetonfreechurch.net
Tue Apr 22 10:51:15 CDT 2008
Recent first of years:
Tuesday 4/22 - expected, Broad-winged Hawk & White-throated Sparrow -
unexpected, Gray Catbird (all southern Mille Lacs County)
Monday 4/21 - Caspian Tern (single flyover in Sherburne Refuge)
Saturday 4/19 - Lesser Yellowlegs & Brewer's Blackbird.
Interesting April migration - many birds 7-10 days behind anticipated
timing, few earlier than normal - latter particularly in southern Mille Lacs
areas (Kunkel WMA, Pioneer Park, CR 12, Milaca Hiking Trails - eg, Blue-Gray
Gnatcatcher on 4/16 at Kunkel, still listed as only one in state on MOU
Guess migration is still 95% logical, 5% bizarre.
Good birding to all!
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties
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