-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *April 19, 2012 *MNST1204.19-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 19, 2012
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 19th, 2012.
On the morning April 18th, Jeff Stephenson reported a RUFF at the north end of Silver Creek Reservoir just east of Rochester in Olmsted County and it was still there in the late afternoon.
A BLACK-NECKED STILT has been at the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge area of Bloomington since the 15th. It's being seen from the fishing pier on Long Meadow Lake. Also present in the area was a WHITE-FACED IBIS. As many as seven WHITE-FACED IBIS were on the mudflats at the far western end of Lake Byllesby in Dakota County on the 15th along with a few HUDSONIAN GODWITS and numerous other shorebirds.
On the 17th, Chad Heins reported four AMERICAN AVOCETS at Perch Lake, which is northeast of Mapleton in Blue Earth County. Another avocet was at Circle Lake in Rice County on the 16th.
I was sent a photograph of a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD seen April 16th in Marshall County, but the report included no details.
Spring migrants arriving the week include SWAINSON'S HAWK, EARED GREBE, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, LEAST SANDPIPER, FORSTER'S TERN, CATTLE EGRET, BARN SWALLOW, BROWN THRASHER, GRAY CATBIRD, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this tape is April 26th, 2012.