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*August 26, 2004

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 26, 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 Wednesday, August 25th.

Today, I had a secondhand report of a possible FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Carver County. The bird was originally observed on the 23rd and has not been seen since its initial discovery near the Learning Center.

A RUDDY TURNSTONE was on the south shore of the Purgatory Creek wetland area in Eden Prairie, Hennepin County on the 24th. BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS have also been reported in this area recently. Buff-breasted Sandpipers were also found in good numbers at Mud Lake in Traverse County, north of the public access.

On August 22nd, a GREAT GRAY OWL was along Owl Avenue in the Sax-Zim Bog area of St. Louis County. It was found just north of the bend in the road.

On August 20th, Kim Eckert reported both a SHORT-EARED OWL and an early WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW in Grand Marais, Cook County. The owl was flying over the harbor in the early evening, and the sparrow was found at a feeder at one of the campsites by the inner harbor.

The pair of THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS was still present in Koochiching County on the 22nd. They've been seen 2.3 miles south of County Road 1 on County Road 13 since July 20th.

And fall migrants continue to arrive from points farther north. I have recent reports of SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, and WILSON'S WARBLER.

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

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