[mou] MOU RBA 24 April 2008
axhertzel at sihope.com
Thu Apr 24 20:16:58 CDT 2008
*April 24, 2008
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 24, 2008
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, April 24th 2008.
A pair of HARLEQUIN DUCKS was reported on the 19th at the Vermillion
River Bottoms along 10th Street in Hastings, Dakota County.
In Big Stone County, a SNOWY EGRET was seen on the 23rd, at Peterson
Lake on the south side of County Road 64, a quarter of a mile west of
Three AMERICAN AVOCETS were at Willow Creek Reservoir in Olmsted County
on the 19th. As many as seven were at the eastern end of Long Meadow
Lake in Hennepin County on the same day.
On the 18th, there was a SNOWY OWL at the middle pond of the Osakis
sewage treatment plant in Douglas County, but it was gone the following
day. A RED-THROATED LOON was reported from Lake Osakis on the 20th.
A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was reported on the 20th along Mower County Road
16, a quarter of a mile east of County Road 61. By the 22nd it had moved
to the corner of County Roads 29 and 28.
On the 20th, there was a female HOODED WARBLER in the Brooklyn Park
Environmental Area in Hennepin County. This is just south of the Coon
Rapids Dam Regional Park. The bird was in the trees between the gravel
road and the paved path that runs along West River Road.
Additional new spring arrival reports include WESTERN GREBE, CLARK'S
GREBE, AMERICAN BITTERN, GREEN HERON, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, PURPLE
MARTIN, SEDGE WREN, BROWN THRASHER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, PALM
WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and FIELD
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 1st 2008.
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