*Minnesota Statewide
*August 16, 2013

-Birds mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Semipalmated Plover
Red-necked Phalarope
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Parasitic Jaeger
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Carolina Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Blue Grosbeak

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 16, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday August 15th, 2013.

Garrett Wee reported a pair of CALIFORNIA GULLS on the 9th at the
Cottonwood sewage ponds in Lyon County. The ponds are just southeast of
the junction of state highway 23 and 390th Street.

On August 13th, Karl Bardon found a light-morph juvenile PARASITIC
JAEGER at the Superior Entry of Park Point in Duluth. This was one of
five jaegers he found in Wisconsin waters, but the only one to venture
into Minnesota.

Bill Marengo reported a pair of CAROLINA WRENS on the 4th along the
hiking club trail of Minneopa State Park in Blue Earth County. Just
prior to the campground, take the trail west for about a five minute
walk. Watch for several 5-6' tall sticks leaning against an oak tree on
the north side of the trail which marks the spot where the wrens were

On the 15th, Josh Wallestad spotted a pair of BLUE GROSBEAKS on a power
line along Cottonwood County Road 10, about 100 yards east of state
highway 23. Brian Smith discovered one in Brown County on the 8th, at a
gravel pit a few miles southeast of Sleepy Eye at 24214 - 220th St.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen in Scott County by Gerald
Hoekstra on the 15th along state highway 19 about two miles west of New
Prague. Other fall migrants reported include SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH. Interestingly, Rene Tressler reported BLUE-WINGED
WARBLERS feeding young at the Snake River golf course in Pine County on
August 5th.

The next scheduled update is Thursday August 23rd, 2013.