Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*May 18, 2006

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 18, 2006
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 18th.

Jerry Bonkoski found a EURASIAN WIGEON in Beltrami County on May 17th. The bird was on the rice paddies found about eight miles northeast of Waskish. These paddies are on Rice Paddy Road off of Beltrami County Road 40. Check the second pond on the west.

A SNOWY EGRET was seen on the 11th east of Lonsdale, Rice County, but

the directions were not specific enough for me to give an exact location.

A flock of 11 CATTLE EGRETS was along the east shore of Big Stone Lake in Big Stone County on the 12th.

On the 14th, Dee Kuder found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL along state highway 65 about 30 miles north of Nashwauk in Itasca County.

Two NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS were seen in Cook County on the 17th. One was at the Grand Marais municipal campground and the other seen in a horse pasture along Cook County Road 14, about a mile and a half north of state highway 61. Another Northern Mockingbird was found on the 17th in Cloquet, Carlton County, at Veteran's Park off Carlton Avenue.

Ed Levering found a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH on May 18th in Maple Grove,

Hennepin County. It was heard singing at Elm Creek along 93rd Place North.

On May 11th, a WESTERN TANAGER was at Bonnie DeLare birdfeeders on May 11 along the 13000 block of River Road in Grand Rapids, Itasca County. Another Western Tanager has been coming to a feeder in Embarrass, St. Louis County, since the 10th. Anyone interested in looking for the bird should call the homeowner, Judy Stecker, at 218-984-3433 for directions and details.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 25th.

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