*Minnesota Statewide
*September 28, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 28, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday September 27th, 2012.

On the 21st, Tom Will documented a RED PHALAROPE from a boat in the approxmate center of Mille Lacs Lake in Mille Lacs County.

Conny Brunell reported an immature SABINE'S GULL on the 21st from the west end of Purgatory Creek Conservation Area in Eden Prairie, Hennepin County. From state highway 5, drive south on Prairie Center Drive for about a quarter of a mile and look for the wetlands the south side of the road.

A HARLEQUIN DUCK was found by Paul Johnson on the 25th in the Grand Marais harbor of Cook County.

In Duluth, Peder Svingen reported the fall's first PACIFIC LOON on the 23rd from the Recreation Area of Park Point.

In Eagan, Dakota County, Steve Weston found a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON on the 24th on Gun Club Lake at I-494.

On the 21st, an AMERICAN AVOCET was reported by Herb Dingmann at Willow Lake near Wanda in Redwood County. And a HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found by Connie Brunell on the 25th at the Bass Ponds area of Bloomington in Hennepin County. Other migrants reported since last week include ROSS'S GOOSE, SURF SCOTER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, and, PURPLE FINCH.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday October 4th, 2012.