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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 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 Tuesday, August 17th.

On the 15th, Phil Chu and Peder Svingen found a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT in Big Stone County. It was in a pot hole on the north side of Big Stone County Road 67, three-quarters of a mile west of Big Stone County Road 21. This is in Otrey Township. With so much good habitat in the area, it is quite possible that the bird is still around, though I have no recent information.

Also of note was the unidentified KITE that soared over a Mounds View, Ramsey County home on the 17th. Though the observer could not be certain of the identification, it was likely a Mississippi Kite.

A CATTLE EGRET was just northeast of the intersection of Big Stone County Road 8 and U.S. Highway 71 on the 14th. This is just north of Thielke Lake.

Jay Hamernick found three AMERICAN AVOCETS in Anoka County on the 15th. They were along Anoka County Road 23 where it crosses the Rice Creek.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have been reported migrating in good numbers from many parts of the state. Jim Lind counted 1276 passing over Two Harbors in Lake County on the 17th.


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