*Minnesota Statewide
*April 21, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 21, 2011
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 April 21st, 2011.

On the 18th, John Hockema reported an immature WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at a farm pond in Fillmore County. Drive about four miles south of the town of Preston along Fillmore County Road 17 then go east on county road 16 for about two miles.

Twenty-one PLEGADIS IBIS were found by Roger Schroeder at Black Rush Lake in Lyon County on April 19th. Soon after discovery, they flushed and were last seen near Lyon County Roads 4 and 13.

Dozens of SMITH'S LONGSPURS were found by Brian Smith on the 17th near Mulligan Township in Brown County. They were in a grassland on the east side of 330th Avenue, about half a mile south of Brown County Road 20.

On the 19th, Betsy Beneke counted 24 GREATER YELLOWLEGS in a wetland near St. Joseph, Stearns County. A very early NORTHERN PARULA was at nine mile creek in Hennepin County on the 20th and an equally early GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER was reported on the 17th at Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville, Dakota County. Other reported migrants include EARED GREBE, LEAST SANDPIPER, SORA, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, BROWN THRASHER, PINE WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this tape is April 28th, 2011.