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*Minnesota Statewide
*June 3, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 3, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@sihope.com)
id 17329-07 for ; Thu, 3 Jun 2004 22:44:54 -0500 (CDT) (envelope-from axhertzel@sihope.com)


This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 3rd.

There was a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Upper Sioux Agency State Park in Yellow Medicine County on May 28th. The bird was seen and heard directly across the highway from the contact station at the park. I

The CATTLE EGRET previously reported from Scott County was still present on the 1st on the east side of county road 18 just south of Crossings Boulevard. A Cattle Egret was in Jackson County on the 28th, along county road 4 just east of state highway 86. Another was in Houston County on the 30th, a few miles east of Mound Prairie on County Road 2.

Four SNOWY EGRETS were seen on the 30th in western Douglas County near the intersection of Whisper Lane and Douglas County 19.

Interesting was the May 26th report of a FERRUGINOUS HAWK in Watonwan County at the south end of Kansas Lake. This is about six and a half miles southeast of Butterfield.

A COMMON MOORHEN was at Rosenau-Lambrecht WMA on June 1st at the small marsh on the north side of Highway 14 about three miles west of New Ulm in Brown County. Another Common Moorhen was in Cottage Grove, Washington County on the same day. It was on a pond on the north side of 100th Street South about a third of a mile east of Jamaica Ave.

Unusual was the WHIMBREL seen at the softball field complex in Ely, St. Louis County on June 1st.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was in Carver County on the 29th, along Grimms Road, a third of a mile north of state highway 5.

A singing HENSLOW'S SPARROW was at Great River Bluffs State Park in Winona County on May 31st. It was in the eastern-most field along the north side of the main park drive, just before the road comes to a hiking trail along a row of pines. A BELL'S VIREO was also seen in a thicket just west of the Henslow's Sparrow location, also on the north side of the road.

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The MOU is pleased to offer this service. Thank you, and good birding.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, June 10th.

-- Anthony X. Hertzel -- axhertzel@sihope.com

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