-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *April 18, 2014 *MNST1404.18-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 18, 2014
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 April 17th, 2014.
The LEWIS'S WOODPECKER is still visiting Janet Anderson's feeders in the town of Roosevelt along Roseau County Road 17 just north of highway 11.
On April 5th, a male EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered at Lake Byllseby in Dakota County. It has been seen from both the southern boat launch as well as at the extreme northwest corner of the lake.
In Polk County, Vanessa Lane reported a EURASIAN TREE SPARROW on the University of Minnesota campus at Crookston. It was feeding with DARK-EYED JUNCOS and FOX SPARROWS. For details, please email Vanesa ([log in to unmask]).
On the 13th, Josh Wallestad reported a MUTE SWAN on a pond along Renville County Road 20 about a half mile south of county road 11.
A CINNAMON TEAL was reported on the 12th along 340th Avenue at the North Ottawa impoundment of Grant County.
A flock of 25 LONG-TAILED DUCKS was seen on the 13th at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors, Lake County.
Recent migrants reported include DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, GREAT EGRET, COMMON LOON, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, FRANKLIN'S GULL, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, PURPLE MARTIN, TREE SWALLOW, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, and VESPER SPARROW.
The next scheduled update is Thursday April 24th, 2014.