[mou] MOU RBA 15 May 2008
axhertzel at sihope.com
Thu May 15 11:30:25 CDT 2008
*May 15, 2008
Great Gray Owl
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 15, 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, May 15th 2008.
On the 8th, six WHITE-FACED IBIS were near the north end of Black Rush
Lake along Lyon County Road 59. Two GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were also
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen briefly on the 11th in Kandiyohi County.
Though the bird was gone later in the day, directions are to go west of
Willmar for three miles on U.S. Highway 12, then north on 60th Street NW
for about a mile to 15th Ave. Check the flooded field in the northeast
corner of this intersection.
A SAY'S PHOEBE was in Big Stone NWR on the 14th, about four-tenths of a
mile west of the intersection of highways 15 and 40. The bird was seen
at the wayside about 50 yards up the hill from the public restrooms.
A male PAINTED BUNTING was seen on the 13th at the Lake City Department
of Natural Resources office in Wabasha County. The bird was present only
for about 20 minutes.
A PACIFIC LOON and a RED-THROATED LOON were seen on the 13th from the
boardwalk between the bath house and the airport at Park Point in
Six HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen on the 13th in the flooded fields about
three-and-a-half miles west of the town of Aitkin on Aitkin County Road
Three CATTLE EGRETS were on the west side of Marshall in Lyon County on
the 13th, along the south side of state highway 19.
On the 12th, a GREAT GRAY OWL was in the Sax-Zim Bog area at the
Kelsey-Fraser Road junction with St. Louis County Road 29.
On the 10th, an immature male SUMMER TANAGER was on the east side of
Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, working the trees on both sides of the
parkway between the Gideon Pond plaque and the intersection of 36th
street and the parkway. Another SUMMER TANAGER was found on the 13th, at
304 - 2nd Avenue in Two Harbors, Lake County.
Other spring arrivals include YELLOW RAIL, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER, SEDGE WREN, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, WILSON'S
WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and SCARLET TANAGER.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 22nd 2008.
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