Out for a mid day casual birding walk with a beginning birder (the lovely
Diane) we encountered a *Hooded Warbler* at the *Schulze Lake portion of
Lebanon Hills Regional Park* (Dakota County). A Lifer for us! I heard them
for the first time last year in Murphy-Hanrehan doing BBS but never actually
saw one until today. I hope I find them on my BBS too!
I found the bird around 3pm singing about 100 ft N of the #41 intersection
on the way towards #47 (the Discovery Trail, I think it's called).
Approaching from the South would get you in there the quickest. We
approached from the North.
Got fairly good looks at it for over a minute as it sang and tussled briefly
with a Red-eyed Vireo.
Other birds of note found today in the park:
*Eastern Wood Pewee* -FOY
*Red-eyed Vireo* -FOY - many
*Indigo Bunting* -FOY
*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* -heard only
Expected Birds NOT found/heard in the park today:
*Scarlet Tanager* (hoping for anyways)
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