*May 6, 2010
Black-throated Green Warbler
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 6, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
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Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 6th, 2010.
On April 30th, Andrew Beerman reported that two male EURASIAN TREE
SPARROWS were seen briefly near Oslo in Olmsted County. Though the birds
have not returned, directions from town are to go south on state highway
30 for seven miles to the farm on right side of the road at fire call
On May 2nd, Phil Chu found a LAUGHING GULL in Stearns County, but the
bird has apparently left the area and has not been seen since. The gull
had been on the northwest side of Lake Koronis near Paynesville and was
seen from Stearns County Road 181 about half a mile north of its
intersection with Crest Ridge Road.
Andrew Nyhus photographed a WHITE-EYED VIREO on the 2nd in Winona
County. It was in the city of Winona along Prairie Island Road at its
junction with the McNally Landing access road. This is about two miles
northwest of Riverview Drive. Another WHITE-EYED VIREO was found by Nels
Thompson on the 5th in Steele County, a mile and a half east of the town
of Hope, but I have nothing more specific.
At Big Stone NWR in Lac qui Parle County, Al Schirmacher reported two
WHITE-FACED IBIS on May 1st near the corner of 390th and 155th, a mile
or so south of the headquarters building. On the same day, Bob Dunlap
found two more ibis at a WMA one mile north of the town of Nicollet,
Nicollet County, on the east side of highway 111.
On May 3rd, Nancy Jackson reported a PIPING PLOVER at Twin Lakes in
northern St. Louis County. Peder Svingen found two in Duluth on the 2nd,
just south of the Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point, and an AMERICAN
AVOCET at nearby Interstate Island.
Cindy Krienke found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 2nd about two miles
west of Elysian on Le Sueur County Road 11 near fire call 1972. Another
was found by Linda Whyte at the substation in the town of Empire, Dakota
County, also on the 2nd.
As many as 327 WILLETS were found by Conny Brunell at Lake Byllesby,
Dakota County, on April 30th along with a dozen AMERICAN AVOCETS, a few
HUDSONIAN GODWITS, and a WHITE-FACED IBIS. Other migrants reported in
the past week were SWAINSON'S HAWK, COMMON MOORHEN, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, COMMON TERN, LEAST
FLYCATCHER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, CLIFF SWALLOW,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER,
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY
WARBLER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 13th, 2010.