As I headed south towards Farmington, several V's (perhaps a two or three hundred) of sky carp, better know as Canada Geese, headed north. North of Farmington, about where Blaine lives, I found large flocks (perhaps 1000) of blackbirds. These were about 90% male Red-winged Blackbirds plus Grackles. I did not pick out anything else in the flocks.
At Hwy 3 and 160th (a couple of miles further north) I found a Meadowlark.
I also heard a Sandhill Crane in Plymouth near Hwy 55 and CR24. It called only once. I saw none flying and assumed it was in a nearby wetland.
Steve Weston on Quiggley Lake in Eagan, MN
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