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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *March 23, 2012 *MNST1203.23-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: March 23, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
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Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (email@example.com)
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for March 22nd, 2012.
In Lake County, a PURPLE SANDPIPER was discovered by Heidi Pinkerton on March 17th on the beach at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, but it has not been seen since. From the main park entrance, follow the signs to the campground and take the trail from the campground parking lot east toward Lake Superior. The bird was seen at the base of the small island southwest of the lighthouse.
In Cook County, a HARLEQUIN DUCK was found on the 15th in the Grand Marais harbor and it was still present on the 20th. On the 18th, two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen along state highway 61 at Five Mile Rock of Lake Superior, and two LONG-TAILED DUCKS were at Agate Bay in Two Harbors on the same day.
On the 17th, the CAROLINA WREN was still at the Wild River State Park Visitor Center feeders in Chisago County where it has been since December 10th.
Recent spring arrivals now include WOOD DUCK, COMMON LOON, EASTERN PHOEBE, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, TREE SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, CHIPPING SPARROW, and FIELD SPARROW.
The next scheduled update of this tape is March 30th, 2012.
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