Date: 9/22/19 6:43 pm
From: <jellisbird...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Northern Wheatear
Thanks for this post, Mike! John Ellis, St. Paul

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> On Sep 22, 2019, at 7:28 PM, Michael Hendrickson <michaelleehendrickson...> wrote:
> I am only sharing this since this report because it hasn't reached the MOU
> listserv.
> Milt Blomberg found a Northern Wheatear around 3:00-3:30pm today between
> 3501-3665 Locke Avenue NW. This location is just south of Annandale,
> Minnesota. (Northwest of Minneapolis )
> Milt shared the sighting with photos on Minnesota County Listers & Big Year
> Birders which is a Facebook Group at 3:20pm.
> Several birders tried to locate the bird but no sightings were reported
> until around Hosche’s relocated the bird in the same area at 5:20pm. Herb
> Dingman and other birders along with Hosches observed the Wheatear at 5:20
> pm but no location was given but I assume it was in the same area. Some
> were suggesting it was in the company of some Eastern Bluebirds.
> This is a significant sighting for Minnesota and I know some maybe
> frustrated that when significant sightings such as this that get reported
> on Social Media it rarely makes it to the MOU Listserv.
> Hopefully the Wheatear will hang out long enough to allow other birders to
> view it.
> Good luck
> --
> Mike Hendrickson
> Duluth, Minnesota
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