*Minnesota Statewide
*October 18, 2013

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 18, 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 Friday October 18th, 2013.

Kim Eckert reported a SPRAGUE'S PIPIT today from Cottonwood County. The bird was four-tenths of a mile west of the Jeffer's Petroglyphs, in a mowed part of the Rock Ridge SNA and on the north side of the road. Kim also reported a SURF SCOTER at the Mountain Lake sewage ponds in Cottonwood County.

On the 17th, John Weimholt reported a male EURASIAN WIGEON at the small pond situated on the southeast corner of White Bear Avenue and Suburban Avenue in St. Paul, Ramsey County. This is just south of I-94 in the Battle Creek neighborhood.

On the 18th, Chad Heins found a late AMERICAN AVOCET in Nicollet County, on Duck Lake's North Unit of the Swan Lake WMA.

And a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was back at the Ann Lake campground in Sherburne County on the 17th. Other new reports of fall migrants include TUNDRA SWAN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, NORTHERN SHRIKE, SNOW BUNTING, SPOTTED TOWHEE, and DARK-EYED JUNCO.

The next scheduled update is Thursday October 24th, 2013.