*Minnesota Statewide
*May 30, 2014

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 30, 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 Friday May 30th, 2014.

On May 24th, a male CINNAMON TEAL was seen briefly by Andy Forbes in a pond on the east side of state highway 9 just south of Ada in Norman County.

For one day, a KING Rail was foraging in Elijah Parker's yard in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, but it has not been seen since the evening of May 27th.

On the 21st there was a very brief sighting of a soaring MISSISSIPPI KITE over Land of Memories City Park in Mankato, Blue Earth County.

Charlene Nelson has had a WHITE-WINGED DOVE at her feeder in Elbow Lake, Grant County since this morning. A White-winged Dove was in Two Harbors, Lake County, on the 25th, along 1st Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street.

Today, Roy Zimmerman found a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER singing on the east side of the Mantorville, Dodge County cemetery. On the 23rd, Dave Zumeta found a Yellow-throated Warbler as if fed in the grass at the picnic area north of the Whitewater State Park Nature Store in Winona County.

A SNOWY EGRET was seen May 26th at the Agassiz impoundment in Marshall County, along 280th Avenue on the Marshall-Polk County line.

As many as four WHITE-FACED IBIS were at the North Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County on the 29th. Three more were at the Hills Water Treatment Ponds in Rock County on the 21st.

A ROSS'S GOOSE was in Bloomington, Hennepin County on the 25th, near 84th Street and highway 100. Doug Kieser discovered a WHIMBREL in a flooded area on the east side of Douglas County Road 7 just south of I-94 on May 26th.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported on the 24the by Larry and Jan Kraemer from 23rd Avenue East in Duluth.

Linda Schumann reported a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Rainbow Resort in Becker County on the 24th.

From the 21st through the 23rd, a LAZULI BUNTING visited a feeder in Orono, Wright County, at the corner of Lyman Avenue and Smith Avenue. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was also seen near here on the 25th.

The next scheduled update is Thursday June 5th, 2014.