A Spotted Towhee was located along the Lost Pond Trail at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this morning. As you are heading east(from the loop drive/building area) where the Ridge Trail splits from the Lost Pond Trail, follow the trail through a wooded area and past the pond(and a trail that goes left) and into another wooded area. Continue past 3 wooden posts on the left(a closed trail), and follow the trail as it follows the edge of a marshy area. Around a bend and just before you get to a stand of pine, the Spotted Towhee was located in the dense thickets on the marsh side of the trail. Other birds seen this morning at the arboretum included Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Eastern Phoebe(2), Blue-headed Vireo, Tree Swallow (~10), Golden-crowned Kinglet(4), Ruby-crowned Kinglet(13), Orange-crowned Warbler(4), Nashville Warbler(3), Yellow-rumped Warbler(15), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(many), Lincoln's Sparrow(5), Swamp Sparrow(5+), White-throated Sparrow (40+), White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco(3), and Purple Finch.
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