*April 14, 2011
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 14, 2011
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 April 14th, 2011.
In Grant County, Bob Dunlap, Shawn Conrad, and Dedrick Benz found a
BRANT on April 9th, about a quarter mile west of county road 7 on the
north side of 120th Street. They also found a CINNAMON TEAL on the west
side of county road 11 about four miles north of Herman and about a
hundred yards south of county road 8.
On April 8th, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen by Peder Svingen in Duluth
on the harbor side of the Park Point Recreation Area.
On the 14th, Bill Unzen reported a CALIFORNIA GULL at Clear Lake,
southwest of the town of Alberta in Stevens County.
Two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen by Dan Guynn on the 12th, on Shakopee
Lake in northcentral Chippewa County.
Two HARLEQUIN DUCKS were still present on April 13th at Silver Bay, Lake
County. They are being seen from the beach just east of the Northshore
Chris Benson heard a singing TUFTED TITMOUSE at corner of Sunset Avenue
Southeast and 15th Street Southeast in Rochester, Olmsted County, on the
On the 10th, Kim Eckert found a male MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD along Stevens
County Road 1, a quarter of a mile south of state Highway 28. It was
with a female EASTERN BLUEBIRD at the south end of a small grove of
trees. Kim also reported an early CATTLE EGRET near the town of Herman
along Grant County Road 7, a mile and a quarter south of highway 27.
Bob Dunlap found a SMITH'S LONGSPUR in Nicollet County on the 12th, at
the Coneflower Prairie on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus. This is on
the western side of the college's Linnaeus Arboretum.
I also have recent reports of AMERICAN BITTERN, GREEN HERON, SWAINSON'S
HAWK, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT, PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, FRANKLIN'S GULL, SAVANNAH SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, and
The next scheduled update of this tape is April 21st, 2011.