Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*July 22, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 22, 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, July 22nd.

Twelve species of shorebirds were seen on the 17th at Salt Lake in Lac Qui Parle County, including two SANDERLINGS. The following day in Big Stone County, 3270 shorebirds of 16 species were counted including 42 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and a very early WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

On the 19th, at the Lewiston Sewage Ponds in Winona County were nine species of shorebirds, including SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER.

A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was reported on the 14th in Olivia, Renville County. It appeared briefly at the backyard bird bath of Steve & Chris Hettig.

On July 20th, a single CAROLINA WREN was at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park on the Anoka County side of the Mississippi River. The location of the bird was at the entrance to the park on the east side of the pond next to the woods.

On the 18th a pair of BLUE GROSBEAKS was found south of Sleepy Eye in Brown County. About 1.6 miles south of the intersection of Brown County 22 on highway 4, turn right on the gravel road and drive to the two large piles of gravel on the left. Check along the weedy border that runs from the gravel piles to the trees. This is private property, though the land owner has given permission for birders to look around.

Finally, on the 17th, TENNESSEE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were all seen in Fridley, Anoka County and all appeared to be early fall migrants.

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The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, July 29th.

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