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Subject:Re: MOU-NET Digest - 29 Sep 2009 to 30 Sep 2009 (#2009-255)
From:Maureen Lundgren <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Maureen Lundgren <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Oct 2009 14:47:54 -0500
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Just saw my first junco of the season here in St. Paul.

Reenie Lundgren

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:07 AM, MOU-NET automatic digest system <
LISTSERV@lists.umn.edu> wrote:

> There are 9 messages totalling 209 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
>  1. Northern Mockingbirrd, Olmsted County
>  2. Ruddy duck, sparrows, bald eagle at powderhorn, Minneapolis
>  3. chimney swifts
>  4. BIRD WALK
>  5. First juncos
>  6. migration & S. American bird book question
>  7. Now especially is time to watch out for bird window collisions
>  8. gulls, Lake Byllesby, Dakota
>  9. White-throated and Clay-Colored Sparrows
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:48:37 -0700
> From:    Chris Benson <bombycilla09@CHARTER.NET>
> Subject: Northern Mockingbirrd, Olmsted County
>
> A Northern Mockingbird just flew out of the grapes in my backyard.
> It went across the street and I could hear it call briefly before I
> went back inside.
>
> My address is 1495 Sunset Avenue SE, Rochester.
> 507-289-2246 home/507-269-1282 cell.
>
> Directions:  US 14 East to Marion Rd SE (County Rd 36),
> go south on Marion Rd to Park Ln SE (1st stoplight),
> turn left and follow Park Ln to 24th Ave.  Take a 135 degree
> left turn on 24th (going N) follow to 15th St SE.  Turn right,
> going E and follow up the hill to Sunset, turn left.  I'm the 2nd house.
> There is a park across the street and it looked and sounded like
> it was headed that way or to the neighborhood on the south side
> of the park.
> Nice yard bird...
> Sapsuckers, Flickers, Catbird, Hummingbird all still around...
>
> Chris Benson
> Rochester, MN
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:46:36 -0500
> From:    Jonathon Jongsma <jonathon@QUOTIDIAN.ORG>
> Subject: Ruddy duck, sparrows, bald eagle at powderhorn, Minneapolis
>
> Walking around powderhorn lake in south Minneapolis this morning, I saw a
> lone female ruddy duck hanging out with the regular mallards, wood ducks and
> canada geese.  In the reeds I spotted several palm warblers, a nashville,
> and several white-throated sparrows.  Yesterday I also saw a young Harris's
> sparrow.  The Juncos are now out in force as well.  I also got to watch a
> nice little show from a young bald eagle fishing in the lake.  He caught at
> least 3 fish while I watched, though his performance made the canada geese
> more than a little agitated ;)
> --
> jonner
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:37:55 -0500
> From:    Victor Lewis <azvegasvic@GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: chimney swifts
>
> just saw 6 or 7 chimney swifts over hwy 169 and cedar lake rd. is that late
> for them to still be around??  VIC LEWIS
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:46:51 -0500
> From:    Victor Lewis <azvegasvic@GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: BIRD WALK
>
> NO bird walk this week due to rain and cold weather thursday and friday.
> good birding to all  VIC LEWIS
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:27:37 -0500
> From:    Karen Kraco <kkraco@COMCAST.NET>
> Subject: First juncos
>
> First juncos of the season for me, a half dozen or so, in my backyard.
>
> Karen Kraco
> NE Minneapolis
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:36:31 -0600
> From:    jadrake@ARVIG.NET
> Subject: migration & S. American bird book question
>
> We've had several waves of birds move through the Ottertail,
> MN area in the last week.  I've had YR warblers visiting
> today & yesterday, & I have a pine siskin mixed in with my
> goldfinches.  Last week my daughter & I counted 15
> nighthawks one evening & I saw 2 large flocks of Franklins
> gulls passing the Ashby, MN area.
>
> Also, can anyone give me suggestions on good books for
> birding in Ecuador/Galapagos?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Amy Drake
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:11:08 -0500
> From:    Madeleine Linck <MLinck@THREERIVERSPARKDISTRICT.ORG>
> Subject: Now especially is time to watch out for bird window collisions
>
> Now that the sparrows are beginning to come down from the north, it is
> time to think about ways to reduce collisions with windows at our homes
> or where we might work.  To me, it appears that several species of
> sparrows are the most apt to fly into perceived bushes and trees when
> alarmed -- they can not see the glass on our windows...to them it looks
> like sky or vegetation. Most bird feed stores have products one can buy
> to hang on or in front of windows to reduce reflections. Or, try pulling
> shades, hanging wind chimes or whatever to be creative!
> =20
> Madeleine Linck
> =20
> =20
> =20
> Madeleine Linck
> Wildlife Technician
> Three Rivers Park District
> 12615 County Rd. 9
> Plymouth, MN 55441-1248
> (763)694-7851
> Fax: (763) 557-4943
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:16:26 -0400
> From:    Jim Mattsson <mattjim@EARTHLINK.NET>
> Subject: gulls, Lake Byllesby, Dakota
>
> 9/30/09
> 4:30pm
> Lake Byllesby, east end
>
> This is my first visit in weeks to the lake. The lake level is very high at
> present and I saw no ducks and only a few geese. The only waterbirds present
> on the main lake were:
>
> Franklin's Gulls - Raft of 500, almost all AHY (after hatching year) birds,
> counted in groups of 50. This represents by far the largest flock of FRGUs
> I've seen the county.
>
> Bonaparte's Gull - 1, basic adult
>
> RBGU - 10
>
> Jim Mattsson
> Eagan
>
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> Date:    Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:31:10 -0700
> From:    Eric Harrold <gentilis03@YAHOO.COM>
> Subject: White-throated and Clay-Colored Sparrows
>
> Have returned to the area from their breeding grounds. Saw them in Kilen
> Wo=
> ods SP today. Seems a bit early, but I guess that cold front over the
> weeke=
> nd pushed them down.=20
> =A0
> Eric Harrold
> Jackson Co.
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