*April 27, 2012
Cape May Warbler
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 27, 2012
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 26th, 2012.
On April 20th, Andrew Krenz found a BLACK-NECKED STILT at the southwest
end of Lake Lilly in Blue Earth County, and it was still being seen on
the 25th. An unidentified ibis was also here on the 23rd.
On the 22nd, Herb Dingmann found a SAY'S PHOEBE near Preston in Fillmore
County and a WHITE-WINGED DOVE in Lewiston, Winona County. The phoebe
was at a pond two and a half miles south and a mile east of Preston, and
the White-winged Dove was north of the water tower at the community
services center. The dove was relocated later in the evening by Chris
Benson near the intersection of Williams and Rice streets.
In Duluth, Peder Svingen reported a RED-THROATED LOON on the 26th near
the Sky Harbor Airport of Park Point.
On the 23rd, Marshall Howe found a WHIMBREL in southwestern Cass County,
just south of where state highway 64 runs east-to-west between Hubbard
and Cass counties. The bird was about 100 feet south of the Hubbard
On the 22nd, Phil Chu reported an amazing total of fifty ibis at Cory
Lake in Lac qui Parle County. They were at the Hamlin WMA, and at least
30 were clearly identifiable as WHITE-FACED IBIS. He also reported a
single White-faced Ibis in nearby Walter Township on the east side of
county road 7 about a third of a mile south of county road 38 -- and two
more in Yellow Bank Township near the intersection of 366th Street and
Two SPOTTED TOWHEES were in Steve Millard's yard in Fergus Falls, Otter
Tail County on the 22nd. Other spring migrants reported since last week
include BROAD-WINGED HAWK, SWAINSON'S HAWK, WILLET, BLUE-HEADED VIREO,
BARN SWALLOW, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, PINE WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER,
LARK SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and INDIGO
The next scheduled update of this tape is May 3rd, 2012.