Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*April 8, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 8, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday April 8th.

I have a secondhand report of a CINNAMON TEAL being found on April 6th at East Landfill Reservoir near Rochester, Olmsted County, but subsequent reports indicate that this bird was a hybrid. At the same location later that day, Jon Hockema found a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

As many as 1,200 CANVASBACK were counted on Lake Byllesby in Dakota County on the 5th. Also seen on the lake shore were 23 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and a single LESSER YELLOWLEGS.

Four EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were in Milan, Chippewa County, on the 4th. They were seen in south end of the business district but check also near the grain elevators along U.S. Highway 75. Doves have also begun nesting again on the electrical power substation in Caledonia, Houston County. This is at the corner of East Lincoln and North Pine streets.

The first BROAD-WINGED HAWK of the season was reported on the 2nd from Carver County. I also have recent reports of WESTERN GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, BONAPARTE'S GULL, an early FORSTER'S TERN, BARN SWALLOW, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.

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The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, April 15th.

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