Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*June 18, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 18, 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 17th.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE visited the yard of Chris Elmgren in Duluth on the 16th but apparently it has not been seen since. Birders are welcome to visit. Take Rice Lake Road north and turn right on Emerson Road. Drive to Church Road, turn left, and stop at 6177 Church Road.

The Clay County ROCK WREN at the Felton Prairie was relocated on the 13th and it has been joined by a second bird. Directions to the gravel pit are: From state highway 9, take Clay County Road 108 east to a T intersection. Go north and follow the road as it turns east, and after a quarter of a mile look for the rock pile labeled #6006 in the gravel pit.

A SAGE THRASHER was found June 16th by Dave Thurston along Pietz's Road in Aitkin County, about 150 yards north of county road 18.

David Hampton reported three PACIFIC LOONS in Duluth on June 13th. He saw them on Lake Superior from 48th Avenue East.

On the 13th, a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen on a telephone wire on the east side of Scott County Road 27 about a quarter of a mile south of County Road 42.

Most interesting was the singing BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER seen on the 16th at Carlos Avery Refuge in Anoka County.

A very late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was reported on June 12th from Baker Park in Hennepin County, but I have no other specific information.

In Otter Tail County, a HENSLOW'S SPARROW was heard singing in Glendalough State Park on June 10th.

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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 24th.

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

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