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Bill Blackburn <[log in to unmask]>
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Bill Blackburn <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:09:52 -0600
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I've been without internet for a week but will try and keep this short.

A note on locations (since many of them are new):
The impoundments are open to the public but may not always be open to
Audubon Center of the Red River Valley (Polk County): Formerly Wetlands,
Pines, and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary. South on Marshall 36/Polk 68 from
Minn 1 east of Warren
Agassiz Impoundment (Polk/Marshall Counties): Immediately north of the
Audubon Center of the Red River Valley. NOT to be confused with Agassiz NWR.
Off Channel Impoundment (Marshall County): 4 miles north of Minn 1 on
240th. 280th is 2 miles east of the turn for the Audubon Center
AO#4 Impoundment (Polk County): Polk 68 South from the Audubon Center till
it dead ends at Polk 23. Head south 1 mile then east 1 mile.
Euclid East Impoundment (Polk County): 1.5 miles east of Euclid on Polk 19
Parnell Impoundment (Polk County): Takes US 75 south out of Euclid to Polk
17 east.  Impoundment is on the north side of the road 2.5 miles east of US

New arrivals in the Marshall/Polk area:

Common Loons
Red-necked Grebes
Swainson's Hawks (only seen at burn sites so far)
Turkey Vultures
Franklin's Gulls
Tree Swallows
Cliff Swallows
Barn Swallows
Savannah Sparrows
Chipping Sparrows
White-throated Sparrows
Yellow-headed Blackbirds (small #'s)
Snakes (only Garters so far)

Single sightings:

Trumpeter Swans   4/26/2012  Parnell Impoundment
Greater White-fronted Geese 4/20/12 Agassiz Impoundment
Common Goldeneyes  4/22/12  Roseau River
Ruddy Duck     4/20/12    Agassiz Impoundment
Red-breasted Mergansers  4/18/12   Euclid Impoundment
American Bittern   4/26/12   Parnell Impoundment
Hudsonian Godwit (female) 4/26/12 Parnell Impoundment
Willet   4/22/12  Roseau CR 16
Herring Gull  4/22/12  Roseau CR 16
Greater Prairie-Chicken 4/26/12 Goose Lake IBA
Ruffed Grouse 4/21/12   Goose Lake IBA
Cooper's Hawk     4/26/12    Marshall County near Warren
Loggerhead Shrike   4/17/12    Parnell Impoundment
Swamp Sparrow  4/20/12  Agassiz Impoundment
Clay-colored Sparrow  4/26/12  Off Channel Impoundment

Fox Spp. (pair with newborn) 4/20/12  Agassiz Impoundment

Fox Sparrows have departed the Audubon Center
Trumpeter Swans departed from the Euclid Impoundment

Bill Blackburn
Minnesota Audubon
Warren, MN

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