*Minnesota Statewide
*August 2, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 2, 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 Thursday August 2nd, 2012.

On July 30th, Jo Thompson reported a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in the eastern part of Duluth along state highway 61.

On the 27th, Bob Williams and Bob Dunlap reported an adult PRAIRIE FALCON in Todd Township of Hubbard County, just west of Park Rapids. The bird was flying over a pasture on the east side of 109th Avenue about a quarter mile north of 190th Street.

The COMMON GALLINULES which have been at the 180th Street Marsh in Dakota County for much of the summer were seen again on August 1st with seven young. Check the first pool west of Goodwin Avenue on the north side of the road.

At Minnesota Lake in Faribault County, four AMERICAN AVOCETS were among the many shorebirds reported on the 24th and three avocets were still present on the 29th.

A CAROLINA WREN is being seen along the the 2600 block of Xenwood Avenue South in St. Louis Park. It's been reported in the same general neighborhood for several weeks.

On the 26th, Randy Frederickson and Joel Schmidt found a group of three BLUE GROSBEAKS in northern Renville County, about two miles west of the town of Olivia at the intersection of 310th Street and 830th Avenue.

Several groups of early BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS have been reported from various localities around the state, including fifteen at the sewage ponds in Edgerton, Pipestone County on the 26th. A few other southbound migrants have begun to be reported, including BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday August 9th, 2012.