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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*April 30, 2009
*MNST0904.30

-Birds mentioned
Red-throated Loon
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
American Avocet
Willet
Upland Sandpiper
Whip-poor-will
Blue-headed Vireo
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Hooded Warbler
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 30, 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 Thursday, April 30th 2009.

A WORM-EATING WARBLER was reported on the 26th at the Eloise Butler bird
sanctuary in Minneapolis, but it has not been seen since. Nevertheless,
it was found along the northern-most path of the sanctuary near the
first bench past the shelter.

A SNOWY EGRET was seen on the 25th in Lyon County at the Coon Creek WMA.

Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were in a St. Louis Park, Hennepin
County yard on the 23rd near Minnehaha Creek and Brookview Drive.

On the 25th, a RED-THROATED LOON was at Little Rock Lake in Benton
County, seen from the park at the north end of the lake.

In Dodge County, 32 WILLETS were at the Claremont sewage ponds on April
30th.

On the 27th and again today, a HOODED WARBLER was at the Cannon River
Wilderness Park parking lot in Rice County.

An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was seen on the 29th and again today in
Blue Earth County at the feeders of John Nelson of Good Thunder. A
female BLUE GROSBEAK was also present there on the 30th. A WESTERN
TANAGER was reported on April 25th in St. Cloud, Stearns County, but I
have no specific location.

A few of the more common species reported over the past week include
CATTLE EGRET, AMERICAN AVOCET, UPLAND SANDPIPER, WHIP-POOR-WILL,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, HOUSE WREN, GRAY CATBIRD,
BROWN THRASHER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
OVENBIRD, DICKCISSEL, INDIGO BUNTING, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 7th 2009.