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*Minnesota Statewide
*July 1, 2004

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 1, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 1st.

On June 26th, Kent Nickell found a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER in the Sax-Zim bog area of St. Louis County along Owl Avenue, a half mile south of its junction with county road 52.

On the 27th, a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was reported near downtown Virginia, St. Louis County, in a small field near the Range Monument and the bike trail.

A singing male YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found by Kim Eckert on June 26th at the Felton Prairie in Clay County. From Felton go south two miles to county road 108, then east two miles. When the road splits, turn right and drive about a half a mile. After passing the gravel pits on the left and just before the S curve, look for the gully and thicket on your right.

I had a second hand report of a SAY'S PHOEBE from northern Hubbard County. It was seen about June 26th in a yard along U.S. Highway 71, one and a half miles south of South Lake Plantagenette Road. I have no other information at this time.

A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was found by Barb and Denny Martin in Pine County over the weekend. It was seen and heard where the Tamarack River meets the St. Croix River, about a mile north of state highway 48.

A LARK BUNTING has been reported from Springfield in Brown County over the past several days, though the habitat seems to be atypical for this species. From U.S. Highway 14 go south on Cass Avenue for four blocks and turn right on Central Street. Drive two blocks and turn left onto O'Connell Avenue. Park at Schwarzrock's Gravel Pit and look for the paved trail. There is a bench near where this trail begins. Follow the trail to the river and where the paved path goes north, take the gravel path south. The Lark Bunting was reported just past the bend in the river.

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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, July 8th.

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