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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *March 2, 2012 *MNST1203.02-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: March 2, 2012
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Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for March 1st, 2012.
Three LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, Lake County, on the 1st.
On February 25th, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was at Montissippi Park in Wright County. It was near the trail that runs along the river from the sliding hill parking lot. Another was found by Mike Hendrickson on the 28th in Grand Marais, Cook County, at 3rd Avenue and 1st Street.
A CAROLINA WREN was still at the Wild River State Park Visitor Center feeders in Chisago County where it has been since December 10th. And the VARIED THRUSH was seen again on the 1st at the feeders at 6219 East Superior Street in Duluth — birders are welcome to stop by, but are asked to stay between the driveway and the back door and not walk into the backyard.
Spring migrants reported over the last week include CACKLING GOOSE, GADWALL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK, REDHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, AMERICAN COOT, HORNED LARK, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this tape is March 8th, 2012.
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