*March 25, 2010
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: March 25, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, March 25th, 2010.
A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found in Duluth on the 23rd at Hearding
Island. It was visible from the east side at 24th Street of Park Point.
In Blue Earth County, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Crystal
Lake in the town of Lake Crystal. It was initially spotted from the boat
landing on March 23rd.
A pair of EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES was in Dakota County on the 21st. They
were seen along Hogan Avenue just north of 180th Street.
Also in Blue Earth County was the report of a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at
Minneopa State Park at the western end of the prairie road near the oak
The first EASTERN PHOEBE of the year was seen in Dakota County on March
23rd. Other new migrants reported from many parts of the state include
BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED MERGANSER, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED GREBE,
HORNED GREBE, NORTHERN HARRIER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, BROWN THRASHER,
FOX SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, April 1st, 2010.