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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *July 21, 2011 *MNST1107.21-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 21, 2011
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This is the Minnesota Birding Report for July 21st, 2011.
Unusual was the RED-THROATED LOON seen on Lake Superior near 40th Street of Park Point in Duluth on July 3rd.
On the 17th, Chad Heins found a pair of BLUE GROSBEAKS in Blue Earth County. At the junction of state highways 60 and 68 near Mankato, go west along state highway 68 and turn left on to 216th Street. Look for the eastern red cedars to the south and the gravel quarry to the north. Park near the sign for eastbound traffic and look to the west, checking especially the boxelder tree on the southwest corner of the quarry. Another pair of grosbeaks has been seen for the past two weeks in Dakota County along 140th Street about a mile and a quarter east of US Highway 52.
A few southbound shorebirds have been reported recently, including SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPIER, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER.
I'm not sure what to make of the secondhand report of a Steller's Jay from Carver County on July 13th. The bird was seen in the afternoon along Creek Road between County Roads 61 and 10.
Unless something noteworthy is reported, the next scheduled update of this tape will be August 4th, 2011.
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