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*Minnesota Statewide
*May 22, 2008

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: May 22, 2008
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 22nd 2008.

A BRANT was found in Duluth on the 19th and it was still present today, feeding in the grass near the stage at Bayfront Park on the waterfront near the Duluth Aquarium.

A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was in Big Stone County on the 17th. The exact location was not noted by the observers, but the bird was in a puddle in a plowed corn field northeast of Ortonville in an area bounded by 390th Street, 660th Avenue, US Highway 12, and 715th Avenue.

At Big Stone NWR in Lac Qui Parle County, two WHITE-FACED IBIS flushed from the ditch along the duck-banding road on the 17th.

A BURROWING OWL was in Clay County on the 22nd, in a development area near Village Green Drive in eastern Moorhead.

On the 15th, a BLACK SCOTER was at the Browerville Sewage Ponds in Todd County. The ponds are on the southeast side of town just off U.S. Highway 71.

Three CATTLE EGRETS were at the edge of a small marsh east of Lura Lake in Blue Earth County on the 16th.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was along on Clyde Avenue in the Smithville neighborhood of western Duluth on the 22nd, about a block from Grand Avenue.

Bruce Fall found a male KENTUCKY WARBLER on the 16th at Murphy-Hanrehan Park in Scott County. The location is west of the eastern boundary horse trail between trail markers 17 and 16. Another Kentucky Warbler was in the Louisville Swamp area of Scott County on the 22nd, along the Mazomani Trail 3/4 of a mile from the trailhead on the west side of US Highway 169. And a Kentucky Warbler was heard at Williams Nature Park in Blue Earth County on the 22nd, near the second kiosk of the right-hand trail.

On May 17th, a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was in Bob Jessen's backyard along Turtle Creek in Austin, Mower County, but it was present for only the afternoon.

A first-spring male SUMMER TANAGER was at Lissa Grover's thistle feeder on the 15th in Grand Marais, Cook County. Another was on the north side of Avon Hills Forest SNA in Stearns County on the 17th.

A WESTERN TANAGER was in the trees along Lake Vadnais, Ramsey County on the 16th at the very end of the road though the park. Another was seen on the 22nd at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, Carver County.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 29th 2008.

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