John Hockema and I birded today in LeSueur County. At Sakatah State Park, there was a singing Cerulean Warbler at the campground, and we observed a fly-over Swainson's Hawk.
We stopped in Rice County, just west of Warsaw to observe many terns on the Cannon River. There were many Forsters and Caspian Terns present, along with a couple of Franklin's Gulls. We also had a single Red-headed Woodpecker along CR 71 in Rice Co.
Then we birded quite awhile at the state park and around the lakes. Highlights:
Black, Caspian and Forsters Terns, as well as a Red-necked Grebe on Lake Tustin near Elysian.
4 Eared Grebes and one Bonaparte's Gull on Scotch Lake near Cleveland.
16 species of warbler between the two counties.
Harris and White-crowned Sparrows around Kasota Prairie.
2 Trumpeter Swans along CR 16 east of Marysburg.
Other FOY's Eastern Kingbird, Indigo Bunting, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Chestnut-sided Warbler, American Redstart, Baltimore Oriole, Virginia Rail and Green Heron.
All together between the two counties we tallied 116 species.
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