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Correction on 1st  location and still present at noon.  Was farther in than described. My GPS had not caught up to my location.  Observed again at noon on the western trail  of the 2 trails that come north off trout brook loop.   Liz 

On May 10, 2015 11:11:47 AM CDT, Liz Harper <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Summer tanager present @ 1050 north end of Prarie loop approx .4 miles
>south of the park boundary/ 50th (straight @ 1st fork).  Calling from
>slope on west side then flew over prairie loop trail and called from
>east side.  Happy birding.  Liz
>
>On May 9, 2015 8:20:54 PM CDT, Peter Nichols <[log in to unmask]>
>wrote:
>>Yesterday, Brian Byrne and I found a singing CERULEAN WARBLER at Afton
>>State Park (Washington County).  The bird was along the first ravine
>>loop
>>trail, just north of the first bridge on the North River Trail (along
>>the
>>river bottomlands).  Ben Douglas and I tried to relocate the bird
>today
>>without success.
>>
>>After I left today, Ben found the SUMMER TANAGER that has been present
>>in
>>previous years.  He reported the bird from the northern portion of the
>>Trout Brook Loop.
>>
>>Both days, my birding buddies and I had unsuccessful searches for
>>Hooded
>>Warbler and Prothonotary Warbler in the locations at which they have
>>bred
>>in previous years. I also heard from another birder yesterday who had
>>unsuccessful searches of the same locations.  I will continue to check
>>for
>>these species periodically in the coming weeks and will provide
>>updates.
>>
>>Other species seen and/or heard today in Ben's and my combined outing
>>included the usual Afton SP breeders: WOOD THRUSH, OVENBIRD (10+),
>>BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (7-8), EASTERN TOWHEE (7-8), a few YELLOW-THROATED
>>VIREOS, a singing SCARLET TANAGER, and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.
>>Migrant
>>species included NASHVILLE WARBLER (7+), BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
>>TENNESSEE
>>WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, and BLUE-EYED VIREO.
>>
>>Pete Nichols
>>Cottage Grove
>>Washington County
>>
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