This evening around 5:15 my wife and I found a Summer Tanager at the Kelly Lakes Unit of the NWR. It was near the ground in a dried up swampy area acting like a flycatcher. We had great looks for a couple of minutes before the bird flew off and was not relocated. I marked the spot along the trail with a bottle and a can that I found along the trail that I placed on a fallen dead limb about 75 yards from Co. Rd. 40 in the far SE corner of Carver County. There is a place to park by the gate and walk into the wooded area. This is on the west side of the MN River less than a mile North of where MN 25 crosses the river at Belle Plaine.
On the way home we stopped at the Belle Plaine sewage ponds which are now marked PRIVATE PROPERTY NO TRESSPASSING. There were a number of shorebirds present including a Marbled Godwit and a Hudsonian Godwit feeding side by side, 3 Willets, Dunlin and Stilt Sandpipers.
Bob Williams, Bloomington
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