-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *May 11, 2012 *MNST1205.11-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 11, 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 May 10th, 2012.
An apparent NEOTROPIC CORMORANT is being seen at the Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County. It was first reported on May 9th near Stickney Pond along the Wildlife Drive, but it may have been present at the Nelson Pool as far back as a week ago.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS was at the 180th Street marsh in Dakota County on the 6th, and two more were at the Old Cedar Avenue bridge in Bloomington on the 4th.
In Duluth, eight WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and a SURF SCOTER were off Park Point on the 7th on the harbor side of Lake Superior, and eight RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on the 9th on the lake side. In Lake County, fifteen LONG-TAILED DUCKS were found on the 10th at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors. And a LONG-TAILED DUCK was at the Moose Lake sewage ponds in Carlton County on May 6th.
On May 2nd, nine AMERICAN AVOCETS were at Prescott Lake of Delaware Township, Grant County, just to the north of the junction of 180th Street and 260th Avenue.
Among the many recently arriving spring migrants, I have reports of LEAST BITTERN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, BLACK TERN, COMMON TERN, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.
The next scheduled update of this tape is May 17th, 2012.