Blue Grosbeak made an appearance at 9:45 and sang from the utility wire on south side of road. It then flew south. The road is marked T-140.
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From: Chad Heins <odunamis@YAHOO.COM>
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Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:47:38
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Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak--Le Sueur County
I was out this afternoon with my sons catching a giant jar of grasshoppers in the Kasota Prairie area. At our last stop, we pulled up and upon disembarking from the minivan, I heard the distinct song of a Blue Grosbeak.
To get to this location, take CR21 south from Kasota. Take the first road that goes eastward after you pass the sign for Kasota Prairie. This might be CR11 or CR147, but neither map in my possession is clear. It is the first road north of CR101 and it connects CR21 to Hwy 22 to the east. The bird was singing on the north side of the road at the west end of the quarry area. There's a stand of trees there that runs in a north/south orientation. Look and listen there.
Also of note today: Henslow's Sparrow still at Minneopa State Park and some American Redstarts moving through.
"But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?" --Job 12:7, 9
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