*April 15, 2009
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 15, 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 Wednesday, April 15th 2009.
A SAGE THRASHER is being seen near the rose garden of Lake Harriet in
Minneapolis. First reported on the 13th, it has been seen repeatedly in
the marshy area near the canoe racks.
Presumably the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE is still at the Grand Rapids sewage
ponds, which are located along Itasca County Road 3 about a mile
southeast of Airport Road. Visitors must check in at the office about a
half mile northwest of the ponds.
On April 10th, an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the northwestern
corner of Martin Lake in Martin County.
A SNOWY OWL was near Loon Lake in Jackson County on the 12th but has not
been seen since.
New spring arrivals include RED-NECKED GREBE, MARBLED GODWIT, EASTERN
KINGBIRD, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, PURPLE MARTIN, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, PINE
WARBLER, FIELD SPARROW, and SWAMP SPARROW.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, April 23rd 2009.