*Minnesota Statewide
*April 12, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 12, 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 12th, 2012.

On April 3rd, Ben Harste reported a BROWN PELICAN flying overhead in Bloomington, Hennepin County. This was followed by dozens of reports and several photographs from the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Goodhue County up until April 8th. It was then seen flying north over the town of Coates in Dakota County on the 9th, and later that day it was seen about a mile south of the town of Stacy in Chisago County, still heading north. It may still be in the area northwest of Stacy on one of the many lakes.

A PRAIRIE FALCON was reported along U.S Highway 75 north of the town of Euclid in Polk County, but I have no further details.

Shawn Conrad found the first AMERICAN BITTERN of the year in Itasca County, about a week earlier than usual. Other migrants arriving the week include MARBLED GODWIT, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, DUNLIN, BONAPARTE'S GULL, BROWN THRASHER, AMERICAN PIPIT, NASHVILLE WARBLER, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, SMITH'S LONGSPUR, and LARK SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this tape is April 19th, 2012.