*Minnesota Statewide
*March 27, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: March 27, 2015
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 March 26th, 2015.

A male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported by Craig Mandel from Jackson County on the 26th. It was found in a small wetland at the northwest corner of the junction of county roads 86 and 9, which is about two miles north of the town of Heron Lake.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW is still being seen in Duluth, though intermittently. On the 26th, it was at the home on the corner of 44th Avenue East and Regent Street. Birders are welcome to visit but the homeowners ask that they stand by the corner of the front porch and not in the yard.

On March 21st, Bill Marengo reported an adult male CINNAMON TEAL at the New Germany wetlands in Carver County. This is about a quarter of a mile south of the intersection of county road 30 and Yale Avenue. Check the area on the west side of Yale Avenue.

On the 16th, a MUTE SWAN was near near Pelican Lake in Wright County at the junction of highway 37 and Halsey Avenue NE.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK is being seen daily on the Mississippi River at the Coon Rapids Dam in Anoka County. It is most often found at the far northwest corner of the park property.

Bill Litkey reported an early BAIRD'S SANDPIPER on the 17th at the west end of Lake Byllesby in Dakota County. Other northbound arrivals include COMMON LOON, HORNED GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON, SANDHILL CRANE, WILSON'S SNIPE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, FOX SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and WESTERN MEADOWLARK.

The next scheduled update is Thursday April 2nd, 2015.