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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*August 2, 2012
*MNST1208.02

-Birds mentioned
Swallow-tailed Kite
Prairie Falcon
Common Gallinule
American Avocet
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Carolina Wren
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
-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.