-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *April 30, 2009 *MNST0904.30-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 30, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
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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.