*Minnesota Statewide
*August 16, 2013

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 16, 2013
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 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 found.

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, DUNLIN, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, CASPIAN TERN, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, and 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.