*May 3, 2012
Great Crested Flycatcher
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 3, 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 May 3rd, 2012.
The WHITE-WINGED DOVE reported April 22nd in Lewiston, Winona County,
was still present on the 29th. It was last seen in a maple tree across
from St. Johns Church.
A pair of CINNAMON TEAL was found on April 29th at the Haydenville WMA
in Lac qui Parle County, about five miles west of Madison.
In Duluth, ten RED-THROATED LOONS were on Lake Superior on May 2nd, out
from the Sky Harbor airport on Park Point.
A SURF SCOTER has been at the Prairie Island spillway in Winona, Winona
County since April 28th. Dedrick Benz found it just east of the entrance
to McNally Landing, along Prairie Island Road, two miles northwest of
On May 1st, Chad Heins found an AMERICAN AVOCET at Perch Lake northeast
of Mapleton along Blue Earth County Road 4.
Andrew Krenz reported a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on April 30th at the
Watonwan County DNR station south of state highway 60 and west of
Madelia. It was in the southwest corner of a prescribed burn area.
Dozens of new spring arrivals have been reported in the past week.
Highlights include UPLAND SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, CASPIAN TERN,
WHIP-POOR-WILL, CHIMNEY SWIFT, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, EASTERN
KINGBIRD, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH, SMITH'S LONGSPUR, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER,
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, SCARLET TANAGER, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.
The next scheduled update of this tape is May 10th, 2012.