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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:21:30 -0600
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*Minnesota Statewide
*July 23, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Snowy Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Mockingbird
Lazuli Bunting

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 23, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 23rd 2009.

On the 18th, a LAZULI BUNTING was discovered at the Vale WMA north of
Henderson in Sibley County. From the parking lot walk north on the road
for about three-quarters of a mile to a low area with a stream where the
bird was last seen.

Those two SNOWY EGRETS were still at the Purgatory Creek wetlands in
Eden Prairie, Hennepin County on the 23rd.

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was in Minnetonka, Hennepin County on the
23rd. It was roosting in the willows along the edge of a small pond at
the apartment complex at 10511 Cedar Lake Road. This location is not far
from where two Yellow-crowned Night-Herons were seen on April 30th.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found along the southern boundary of the Cobb
River WPA east of Beauford, Blue Earth County, on the 17th. Take state
highway 22 south from Mankato. Turn east on county road 10 and then
south on county road 16.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, July 30th 2009.