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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*April 24, 2009
*MNST0904.24

-Birds mentioned
Cinnamon Teal
Red-throated Loon
American Bittern
Broad-winged Hawk
Yellow Rail
American Avocet
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Long-billed Dowitcher
Least Flycatcher
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Summer Tanager
Lark Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 24, 2009
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, April 23rd 2009.

In Polk County, a CINNAMON TEAL was reported from the Nature Conservancy
office along state 32 at Glacial Ridge on April 17th, but the bird has
not been seen since.

On April 22nd, a RED-THROATED LOON was on Sauk Lake, which is in Sauk
Centre, Stearns County.

Two AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen on the western most strip of land at the
Purgatory Creek wetlands in Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, on April
23rd. As many as seven AMERICAN AVOCETS were at the western end of Lake
Billesby in Dakota County on the 23rd, along with many PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and DUNLIN.

A SUMMER TANAGER was seen on the 22nd in Spring Valley, Fillmore County,
but the bird is apparently now gone.

A YELLOW RAIL was heard from the boardwalk at the Old Cedar Avenue
Bridge area of Bloomington on the 17th. I also have new reports of
AMERICAN BITTERN, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, LEAST FLYCATCHER, NORTHERN
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, LARK SPARROW, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.

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


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