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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:42:07 -0600
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*Minnesota Statewide
*June 2, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Pacific Loon
Yellow Rail
White-winged Dove
Bell's Vireo
Carolina Wren
Kentucky Warbler
Lark Bunting

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 2, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 3rd, 2010.

On May 28th, Herb Dingman reported a WHITE-WINGED DOVE from the wildlife
drive of Big Stone NWR in Lac qui Parle County. The bird was seen just
before the stop signs by the restrooms.

On May 30th, Brad Bouldan found a LARK BUNTING at Agassiz NWR in
Marshall County, about a mile east of the refuge headquarters building.

Karl Bardon found a PACIFIC LOON along the north shore of Lake Superior
at Stony Point, St. Louis County, on May 28th.

YELLOW RAILS have returned to McGregor Marsh in Aitkin County. Kim Risen
reported as many as 22 along state highway 65 over the weekend. And
BELL'S VIREOS are back at their traditional location on the west side of
Lake Nokomis, in Minneapolis.

On May 30th, a CAROLINA WREN was reported by Bob Bystrom at Hyland Lake
Park Reserve in Bloomington, Hennepin County. The bird was in trees on
the west side of the Visitor Center parking lot. Another was seen the
same day by Dan Tallman at the University of Minnesota Landscape
Arboretum in Carver County. This bird was heard near the southeast
corner of the Green Heron Trail.

And on June 1st, Molly Thompson heard a KENTUCKY WARBLER singing in her
yard in Normanna Township near Duluth, St. Louis County.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, June 10th, 2010.