The very late male Prothonotary Warbler reported earlier today (27
October) by Ruth Hiland was still at the same location at 5:30 p.m.
It was on the N side of the middle of the second boardwalk along the
trail SW from the Old Cedar Ave. Bridge parking lot (Bloomington,
Hennepin Co.). I had a close (10 m) view of the bird as it foraged on
the ground next to the boardwalk, but it was soon flushed by two
hikers; the warbler then flew farther N into the thicket and I was
unable to relocate it. This is surely one of the latest dates on
record in MN for this normally early-departing species. There was
also a lingering Tennessee Warbler in the same thicket.
Bruce A. Fall, S. Minneapolis
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