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*Minnesota Statewide
*June 10, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 10, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for June 9th, 2011.

On June 6th, Chris Wood spotted a MISSISSIPPI KITE over Lake Girard Park in Bloomington, Hennepin County. Paul Egeland had seen a WHITE-EYED VIREO here earlier in the day.

On the 7th, a WHIMBREL was on the Park Point ball fields in Duluth, and on the following day, as many as eight RED-THROATED LOONS were on Lake Superior just off the main beach.

On June 9th, three PLEGADIS IBIS were seen by Betsy Beneke as they flew over I-94 at mile marker 76, south of Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County.

Also on the 9th, Shawn Conrad found a few YELLOW RAILS in Aitkin County at the McGregor marsh. The birds were calling on the west side of state highway 65 just over a tenth of a mile south of state highway 210.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in Lake County on the 5th. It was seen in a field opposite the visitor center.

The next scheduled update of this tape is June 16th, 2011.

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