Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*August 31, 2001

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 31, 2001
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@uswest.net)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 30th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

As reported on last Tuesday's unscheduled update of this tape, a potential first state record BLACK VULTURE was seen in Duluth, St. Louis County, on the 28th. Unfortunately, it has not been reported since it was last seen heading out over Lake Superior in the early afternoon.

That immature PIPING PLOVER is still being seen along state highway 28 and Big Stone County Road 61. Nine AMERICAN AVOCETS and several HUDSONIAN GODWITS are also being seen at this location.

As many as 175 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 25 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were reported from the Breckenridge sewage lagoons in Wilkin County on the 25th.

A group of 24 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES was seen at the Browns Valley sewage lagoons in Traverse County also on the 25th.

A juvenile RED KNOT was found on Interstate Island in the Duluth harbor on the 27th.

On the 25th, Doug Johnson relocated one of the EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES in Russell, Lyon County. It was in the alley behind the Amoco convenience store. He also found a CATTLE EGRET along Big Stone County road 61, about 4.25 miles south of state highway 28.

COMMON MOORHENS can still be seen at Minnesota Lake in Meeker County. A family group of nine birds was observed on the west side of the lake on August 30th.

Warblers are moving south now in good numbers. As many as 17 species have been reported including NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, and many TENNESSEE WARBLERS. A female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at the Litchfield Nature Center in Meeker County on the 30th.

And Mark Ochs found a DARK-EYED JUNCO in Dakota County on the 25th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 6th.

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