-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *May 14, 2010 *MNST1005.14-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 14, 2010
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, May 13th, 2010.
In Dakota County, Jim Mattsson found a WESTERN SANDPIPER on May 13th. The location is along 320th Street, about a quarter-mile east of Holyoke Avenue. From the Twin Cities, take I-35W south to the state highway 19 exit and go east two miles to Holyoke Avenue. Turn left and drive one mile north to 320th Street. Turn right and go about 1/4 mile east to a wetland on the south side of the road. This would be a seventh state record.
On the 10th, an adult female RUFF was found by several birders in the middle pond of the Annandale sewage ponds in Wright County, but it has not been seen since.
Five CATTLE EGRETS were seen by Cindy Krienke on the 10th in a pasture across from Shager Park on Cannon Lake, Rice County, along highway 60. Bill Marengo reported a SNOWY EGRET on the 7th at Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie, Hennepin County.
In Lincoln County, 17 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen by Roger Schroeder at the Gislason NWR on May 13th.
On the 11th, Dave Benson counted at least 1,100 COMMON TERNS near the Sky Harbor Airport of Park Point in Duluth.
A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen by Jim Lind on the 8th along the 200 block of 2nd Avenue in Two Harbors, Lake County. Jim also found a male WESTERN TANAGER on the 10th in east Duluth at a feeder at the corner of 36th Avenue East and 2nd Street, but it has not been seen since.
Julie Brophy reported a WOOD THRUSH on May 9th at Carver Park Reserve in Carver County. I also have reports of migrant GREEN HERON, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, CASPIAN TERN, BLACK TERN, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, SEDGE WREN, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, INDIGO BUNTING, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and BOBOLINK.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 20th, 2010.