*Minnesota Statewide
*October 11, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 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 Thursday October 11th, 2012.

There's been a SAY'S PHOEBE at the McQuade Road safe harbor along Scenic Highway 61 northeast of Duluth since October 7th. It's most reliably found near the restroom building.

On the 9th, a HARLEQUIN DUCK was on Lake Superior in Duluth just south of Canal Park, and a RED-THROATED LOON was on the lake out from Park Point near the Sky Harbor airport.

A CAROLINA WREN was in Rochester, Olmsted County on the 9th, along 7th Avenue SW between 9th and 10th streets. This is likely one of the two birds reported here since late August. Another Carolina Wren was in Ramsey County on the 9th, along the 1900 block of Malvern Street in the town of Lauderdale. And I have a late report of a Carolina Wren seen on the 5th along Twin Bluffs Drive in Winona, Winona County.

EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported by several observers over the past week, mostly in the northern quarter of the state, and the fall's first VARIED THRUSH was banded at Hawk Ridge in Duluth on the 7th. An unusually late WOOD THRUSH was seen on the 7th at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park in northern Hennepin County. Other lingering migrants include OSPREY, GREAT EGRET, BARN SWALLOW, SEDGE WREN, OVENBIRD, and MAGNOLIA WARBLER.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday October 18th, 2012.