Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*June 10, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 10, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 10th.

A PAINTED BUNTING was reported on the 9th and again on the 10th visiting the feeders of Pat and Rose Deutz, about five miles south Marshall in Lyon County. Please call 507-532-2972 to arrange a visit.

There is a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT being reported from Blue Hill Trail at Sherburne NWA in Sherburne County. The chat is being found 1-2 minutes past the trail head on the left. Take U.S. Highway 169 to county road 9 and turn west, passing the refuge headquarters. Blue Hill Trail is about another mile west on the right.

I have a second-hand report of a WHITE-EYED VIREO seen near Buffalo River State Park in Clay County on June 5th. No directions or other information has been provided.

On June 5th, what may have been a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen very briefly off St. Louis County Road 133 near the junction of County Road 29 in the Sax-Zim Bog.

A couple of YELLOW RAILS were heard calling on June 3rd on the west side of the big sedge marsh along state highway 70 about a mile east of Washington County Road 3.

On the night of June 4th, a GREAT GRAY OWL was seen in Lutsen, Cook County, at the home of Mary Brislance.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was at the Spruce Creek area off state highway 61 in Cook County on the 3rd.

Somewhat north was the CERULEAN WARBLER reported June 8th at Snail Lake Regional Park, near Shoreview, Ramsey County. From the parking lot take the trail that passes beneath Snail Lake Boulevard and look for the dirt trail on the right, opposite the small marsh.

And finally, MUTE SWANS have nested in Washington County at Big Carnelian Lake north of Stillwater, though it is unlikely these are wild birds.

This state-wide birding report is brought to you and financially supported by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU). The MOU is Minnesota's oldest and largest bird club.

The report is composed from observations generously submitted by MOU members and other birders throughout the state. You can support this weekly update by submitting your bird reports to Anthony Hertzel at axhertzel@sihope.com or by calling the hotline directly at 763-780-8890 and leaving a detailed message.

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The MOU is pleased to offer this service. Thank you, and good birding.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, June 17th.

-- Anthony X. Hertzel -- axhertzel@sihope.com

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