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8/22/17 4:53 pm Paul Budde <pbudde...> [mou-net] Merlin in Minneapolis
8/20/17 6:30 pm Herb Dingmann <herbdingmann...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Chippewa County
8/20/17 12:34 pm Randy Frederickson <fredericksonr...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills, Kandiyohi county
8/20/17 12:23 pm Randy Frederickson <fredericksonr...> [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak follow-up, Kandiyohi county
8/19/17 11:38 am GREG ELIZABETH CLOSMORE <closmore70...> [mou-net] Northern Washington county
8/19/17 10:59 am CRAIG MANDEL <egretcman...> Re: [mou-net] Wilkin County / Cass County - August 18, 2017
8/19/17 10:04 am Vic Lewis <azvegasvic...> [mou-net] Westwood Birdwalk
8/19/17 6:08 am <mou...> [mou-net] Night Hawks
8/18/17 8:39 pm CRAIG MANDEL <EgretCMan...> [mou-net] Wilkin County / Cass County - August 18, 2017
8/18/17 7:37 pm Bob Ekblad <ekblad...> [mou-net] Red Crossbill - Traverse County
8/18/17 7:33 pm Bob Ekblad <ekblad...> [mou-net] Red Crossbill - Traverse County
8/17/17 9:00 pm CRAIG MANDEL <EgretCMan...> [mou-net] Grant & Traverse Counties - 8/17/2017
8/17/17 8:01 pm <mou...> [mou-net] New Germany too wet. Tacoma just right
8/17/17 8:01 pm William Marengo <mntallboy...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine - follow up
8/17/17 6:14 pm Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...> [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 17, 2017
8/17/17 1:28 pm Williams, Bob <BXWilliams...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine
8/16/17 6:00 pm Linda Gammello <lindagammello...> Re: [mou-net] Hudsonian Godwit
8/16/17 3:52 pm linda whyte <0000004e7b0e779a-dmarc-request...> Re: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak
8/16/17 2:56 pm Tom Bell <bell.tom32...> [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak
8/16/17 12:45 pm <mou...> [mou-net] More Red Crossbills, Lac qui Parle
8/16/17 12:10 pm <mou...> [mou-net] Red Crossbill in Brown County
8/16/17 11:16 am Joel Schmidt <joelallenschmidt...> [mou-net] Red crossbills Swift County
8/16/17 7:52 am Williams, Bob <BXWilliams...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Pope, Stevens, Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine
8/15/17 8:12 pm Steve Chesney <Steve...> Re: [mou-net] Red-necked Grebe Sherburne Refuge
8/15/17 3:02 pm Steve Midthune <smidthune...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills at Tamarac
8/15/17 12:47 pm John Cyrus <cyrus150...> [mou-net] Carver County
8/15/17 10:49 am Scott Clark <smclark5354...> [mou-net] Hudsonian Godwit
8/14/17 12:12 pm Herb Dingmann <herbdingmann...> Re: [mou-net] Red Crossbills, Stevens Co (and Pope Co)
8/14/17 9:40 am kkelnberger <kkelnberger...> [mou-net] MOU at the state fair
8/14/17 8:58 am Val Landwehr <0000012f44857088-dmarc-request...> [mou-net] Red-necked Grebe Sherburne Refuge
8/13/17 8:24 pm Kim Richard Eckert <eckertkr...> [mou-net] Stevens, Big Stone, Traverse, and Grant co's
8/13/17 12:42 pm Dedrick Benz <benzdedrick...> [mou-net] Buff-breasted Sandpiper Wabasha County
8/13/17 11:58 am Justin Watts <justinwatts02...> [mou-net] Red Crossbill Type 4, Stoney Point, St. Louis
8/13/17 5:33 am KIm Eckert <eckertkr...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills, Stevens Co
8/12/17 5:52 pm <mou...> [mou-net] Clarks Grebe
8/11/17 7:34 pm Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills/Grant Count
8/11/17 1:06 pm KIm Eckert <eckertkr...> [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Grant Co
8/11/17 11:03 am David Cahlander <david...> [mou-net] AOU 2017 Checklist Update
8/11/17 9:37 am kkelnberger <kkelnberger...> [mou-net] Thanks to MOU at the fair volunteers- shifts are very close to filled
8/10/17 6:16 pm Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...> [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 10, 2017
8/9/17 1:16 pm <mou...> [mou-net] Old Cedar Ave. boardwalk
8/8/17 6:16 am Paul Budde <pbudde...> [mou-net] Summer Seasonal Reports
8/7/17 6:37 am Richard Carlson <rccarl...> [mou-net] Blue grosbeak
8/6/17 4:32 pm Herb Dingmann <herbdingmann...> [mou-net] Black Rail not found
8/6/17 2:47 pm William Marengo <mntallboy...> [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak - LeSueur county
8/6/17 2:01 pm Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...> [mou-net] Blue Grosbeaks continue, be considerate of fledglings (Hennepin Co.)
8/6/17 11:54 am Steve Weston <sweston2g...> [mou-net] Black Rail at Sherburne Refuge
8/6/17 11:17 am Cole Bauer <colebr4...> [mou-net] ID'ing Warbler at Louisville Swamp Unit
8/5/17 4:12 pm William Marengo <mntallboy...> [mou-net] Shorebirds at New Germany/Crane Creek area - Carver county
8/5/17 2:02 pm birdman6847 <birdman6847...> [mou-net] Wilson's phalarope....continued
8/5/17 2:00 pm birdman6847 <birdman6847...> [mou-net] Wilson's phalarope at Park Point, Duluth
8/5/17 12:44 pm Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...> [mou-net] W. Wood-Pewee and S. Phoebe still present, no King Rails
8/5/17 7:39 am kkelnberger <kkelnberger...> [mou-net] Mou at the state fair August 24-September 4, 2017
8/3/17 10:33 pm Donna Schimunek <donnas5...> [mou-net] Tufted Titmouse
8/3/17 6:12 pm Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...> [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 3, 2017
8/1/17 11:58 am Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...> [mou-net] Request for info: S-T Flycatcher or King Rails seen recently?
7/31/17 2:10 pm Bob Ekblad <ekblad...> [mou-net] Kandiyohi Gallinules
7/30/17 5:48 pm kkelnberger <kkelnberger...> [mou-net] Mou at the state fair August 24-September 4, 2017
7/29/17 10:34 am Tom Bell <bell.tom32...> [mou-net] Early migrant
7/28/17 6:19 pm Steven Houdek <schoudek...> [mou-net] Shorebirds- Winona County
7/28/17 1:30 pm C. E. <cegelhoff...> [mou-net] Question - upcoming eclipse and birds
7/28/17 1:15 pm <mou...> [mou-net] Lac qui Parle Shorebirds, Late Brood of Mallards
7/27/17 6:43 pm Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...> [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, July 27, 2017
7/27/17 11:01 am <mou...> [mou-net] Blue Grosbeaks Hennepin County
7/27/17 7:18 am <mou...> [mou-net] Common Gallinule / Nicollet County
7/26/17 10:58 am Amy <blake115...> [mou-net] Help where to find Henslow Sparrow at Crow Hassan
7/26/17 9:45 am Howard Towle <towle001...> [mou-net] Common Gallinule - Nicollet Co
7/24/17 7:04 pm Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...> [mou-net] Fwd: We weren't early enough
7/24/17 12:00 pm Jonathan Beck <jonrbeck...> [mou-net] Cooper's Hawk Nest - Minneapolis
7/23/17 8:04 pm Peter Nichols <petenich76...> [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak Update and Correction, Washington County
7/23/17 8:31 am Peter Nichols <petenich76...> [mou-net] BLUE GROSBEAK, Washington Co
 
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Date: 8/22/17 4:53 pm
From: Paul Budde <pbudde...>
Subject: [mou-net] Merlin in Minneapolis
A Merlin was perched atop a tall Blue Spruce on the west side of Chicago
Ave. today (8/22) at 6:30 PM. The tree with the falcon is a few homes south
of 31st Street.

Paul

Paul Budde
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Date: 8/20/17 6:30 pm
From: Herb Dingmann <herbdingmann...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Chippewa County
I just located about a dozen Red Crossbills at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery which is located off of Hwy 29 on the north side of Montevideo. When you enter the cemetery take the road to the right.

Herb Dingmann

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Date: 8/20/17 12:34 pm
From: Randy Frederickson <fredericksonr...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills, Kandiyohi county
After 31 hrs of searching the past 10 days, I was able to FINALLY put
that tick on my county list late this morning. Five birds were seen
at the extreme north end of the Raymond golf course, on the west side
of Hawk Creek.


Randy Frederickson

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Date: 8/20/17 12:23 pm
From: Randy Frederickson <fredericksonr...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak follow-up, Kandiyohi county
Permission has been granted for people to look for the BLGR found
Saturday in Kandiyohi county, with stipulations. The property owner
is concerned about liability so access will only be granted when the
pit is OPEN: M-F, 7-5:00 (need to be gone by 5).

The owner is requesting I be the contact person and to keep a list of
names and phone numbers of visitors. (Not my preference but
understandable). You must check-in with pit personnel when you arrive;
they will direct you where to park. I will give you employee names,
pit information, and specific location of bird when you contact me.

Sorry for the stipulations, but much better than not having
permission. My cell is 320-979-9774. A great find for our county;
thanks again Josh Watson, John and Chris Hockema. Thanks also to Josh
Wallestad for putting this species on our collective radar, and his
research on the Blue Grosbeak range expansion in Minnesota.

Randy Frederickson
Willmar

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Date: 8/19/17 11:38 am
From: GREG ELIZABETH CLOSMORE <closmore70...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northern Washington county
Golden winged, blue winged, Tennessee warblers and too many to count purple martins . Also semipalmated sandpipers in a nearby puddle .
A great time to be looking up
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Date: 8/19/17 10:59 am
From: CRAIG MANDEL <egretcman...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Wilkin County / Cass County - August 18, 2017
In reply to Pam Perry’s email, I need to correct the county location for my Red Crossbill report from August 18, 2017. The Red Crossbills were in Clay county, NOT Cass county. Sorry for any confusion. Note this cemetery is in the Southwest portion of Clay county, just NW of the town of Comstock.

Craig Mandel
Minnetonka, Hennepin
<EgretCMan...>

From: Ken & Pam Perry<mailto:<pkperry...>
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:34 AM
To: CRAIG MANDEL<mailto:<EgretCMan...>
Subject: RE: [mou-net] Wilkin County / Cass County - August 18, 2017

Hi Craig,
I’m thinking about going to look for the Cass County crossbills, but I’m not finding the Clara Lutheran Cemetery or the roads in SW Cass County. What town is this near? Thanks.
--Pam Perry, Brainerd

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From: CRAIG MANDEL<mailto:<EgretCMan...>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 10:39 PM
To: <MOU-NET...><mailto:<MOU-NET...>
Subject: [mou-net] Wilkin County / Cass County - August 18, 2017

8/18/2017

While leading the MRVAC field trip to Western Minnesota, our group spent the day in Wilkin County. I followed the trip, heading into Cass County.

Wilkin County
Breckenridge WTP
Least, Pectoral and Spotted Sandpiper.
Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs
Red-necked Phalarope
Black Tern
Western Kingbird

Brown WPA
Red-necked Phalarope
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Other species
Great-crested Flycatcher
Black-and-white, Tennessee, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow, Canada & Wilson’s Warblers.
Field Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Orchard & Baltimore Oriole

Cass County
6:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Thanks to a call from Ron Erpelding, I was able to relocate some Red Crossbills that he observed in SW Cass County today.
Red Crossbill – These were observed at the Clara Lutheran Cemetery, which is located in the NE corner of the intersection of 150 Ave S & 3 St S. The birds were observed at the top of some of the White Spruce in the South East corner of the Cemetery.

Craig Mandel
Minnetonka, Hennepin County
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Date: 8/19/17 10:04 am
From: Vic Lewis <azvegasvic...>
Subject: [mou-net] Westwood Birdwalk
Hi Birders,
The first late Summer early fall bird walks will be Wednesday August 23 at 8:00 AM! Westwood Nature Center is located in St. Louis Park off Texas Ave between Cedar Lake Road and Hwy 394!
The migrants are starting to come through including a Golden winged Warbler Blue Grey Gnatcatcher and otherS! Barred Owl seen!
Hope to see familiar and new faces!
Everyone is invited!
Bring repellent, water, binoculars, and comfortable walking shoes!
Good Birding,
Vic Lewis Westwood Volunteer and Birder


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Date: 8/19/17 6:08 am
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Night Hawks
(Posted by Frank Gosiak <fgosiak...> via moumn.org)

While driving back from Koochiching County I saw many Night Hawks migrating South through
Itasca, Beltrami, Hubbard and Cass County. The Maples in Koochiching are rapidly turning into
their Fall colors and the insect eating birds are on the move. A good time to be birding.
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Date: 8/18/17 8:39 pm
From: CRAIG MANDEL <EgretCMan...>
Subject: [mou-net] Wilkin County / Cass County - August 18, 2017
8/18/2017

While leading the MRVAC field trip to Western Minnesota, our group spent the day in Wilkin County. I followed the trip, heading into Cass County.

Wilkin County
Breckenridge WTP
Least, Pectoral and Spotted Sandpiper.
Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs
Red-necked Phalarope
Black Tern
Western Kingbird

Brown WPA
Red-necked Phalarope
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Other species
Great-crested Flycatcher
Black-and-white, Tennessee, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow, Canada & Wilson’s Warblers.
Field Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Orchard & Baltimore Oriole

Cass County
6:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Thanks to a call from Ron Erpelding, I was able to relocate some Red Crossbills that he observed in SW Cass County today.
Red Crossbill – These were observed at the Clara Lutheran Cemetery, which is located in the NE corner of the intersection of 150 Ave S & 3 St S. The birds were observed at the top of some of the White Spruce in the South East corner of the Cemetery.

Craig Mandel
Minnetonka, Hennepin County
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Date: 8/18/17 7:37 pm
From: Bob Ekblad <ekblad...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbill - Traverse County
I found some Red Crossbills in a new location in Traverse County today.
They were at the St Anthony's cemetery just NE of Browns Valley. Take CR2
north at the eastern end of Browns Valley and go up to the top of the hill
and turn right before the grain bin complex. The cemetery is a short
distance from the road and overlooks the valley. There were 2 males, 2
females and at least 4 immature birds in one of the spruce trees that was
about half way from where the cemetery starts to the first gate. They were
silent the whole 30 minutes I watched them working on the cones about a
third of the way down from the top of the tree.



Bob Ekblad

Olmsted County in SE Minnesota

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Date: 8/18/17 7:33 pm
From: Bob Ekblad <ekblad...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbill - Traverse County
I found some Red Crossbills in a new location in Traverse County today.



Bob Ekblad

Olmsted County in SE Minnesota

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Date: 8/17/17 9:00 pm
From: CRAIG MANDEL <EgretCMan...>
Subject: [mou-net] Grant & Traverse Counties - 8/17/2017
August 17, 2017

While leading a MRVAC field trip today, we were able to relocate some birds of note and found a few of our own. Here were the species of note observed:

King Rail – Our group observed a juvenile and adult at the previously reported location at the North Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County.
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – Pine Ridge Park – Grant County
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-and-white, American Redstart, Yellow & Canada Warbler
CR 76, just North of MN 117
Red Crossbill – Pine Ridge Park – Grant County
Red Crossbill – Wheaton Cemetery – Corner of US 75 & CR 14 – Traverse County

Craig Mandel
Minnetonka, Hennepin County
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Date: 8/17/17 8:01 pm
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] New Germany too wet. Tacoma just right
(Posted by Chet A. Meyers <chetmeyers...> via moumn.org)

Miriam and I birded Carver County yesterday and found
the main New Germany wetland flooded. Shorebirds here
today, gone tomorrow. Because we were close, decided to
stop by the Tacoma wetlands south of Mayer, fully expecting
them to be flooded. They were in prime condition, though
not masses of birds... the usual suspects but good viewing.
The nature of our summer rains are bouncing birds around
a bit. Please keep reporting shorebird locations
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Date: 8/17/17 8:01 pm
From: William Marengo <mntallboy...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine - follow up
Paul Egland, Esther Gesick and I spent a frustrating day looking for Red Crossbills in various parts of Renville, Yellow Medicine, Lac Qui Parle and Big Stone counties. We finally located three Red Crossbills at the west Hanley Falls cemetery. We were unable to locate any other Red Crossbills after looking at over a dozen locations that had mature spruce trees with cones.

Note that there are two cemeteries located near Hanley Falls. We saw the Red Crossbills in the western cemetery that is located 1.5 miles west of Hanley Falls along County Road 18. The eastern cemetery is located at the intersection of County Road 18 and State Highway 23. Both cemeteries have plenty of mature spruce trees with cones and are worthwhile to be checked.

Other birds of note:

Among the many shorebirds at Salt Lake, we were able to identify both Hudsonian Godwits and Willets. Other shorebirds were too distant for identification. For migrant songbirds we found one Olive-sided Flycatcher in Lac Qui Parle county and two Northern Waterthrush along the auto tour drive of Big Stone NWR.

There were also late lingering single Orchard Oriole and Lark Sparrow.

Regards,,,

William Marengo
Chaska/Victoria/Waconia

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Date: 8/17/17 6:14 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 17, 2017
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 17, 2017
sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also
hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

It is starting to look and feel like fall here in the northwest. Grain is
being harvested, and the drought we are experiencing has made the flowering
plants look tired and ready to be done. Some rain was received this week,
but it was very spotty. Here in eastern Thief River Falls, our rain gauge
showed less than a quarter inch. Our lawns are turning brown, and even the
potted plants are showing the drought. Whole families of young birds are
coming to the feeders, and we are starting to see subtle signs of the fall
migration starting. There seems to be an irruption of red crossbills in the
southern part of the state, but I have yet to receive a report of any in the
far northwest.

In Grant County, a small flock of RED CROSSBILLS are being seen at Pine
Ridge Park. WHITE-FACED IBIS are being seen at the N. Ottawa impoundment,
and the KING RAIL was seen quite recently. In fact a juvenile king rail was
also reported, so it is likely that they nested there. Alex Sundvall was
there on August 13 and reported many species of ducks, WESTERN GREBES, EARED
GREBES, GREAT BLUE HERONS, GREAT EGRET, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, AMERICAN
BITTERN, WHITE-FACED IBIS, SORA , and 13 species of shorebirds. It continues
to be a hot spot.

Charlene Nelson reported a pair of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS at Alexandria in
Douglas County on August 14.

Steve Midthune reported RED CROSSBILLS at Tamarac NWR on August 15. A
LINCOLN'S SPARROW was reported by Shawn Goodchild and Heather Hundt also at
Tamarac NWR on August 15.

The WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE continues to be reported from Buffalo River SP in
Clay County as recently as August 13.

On August 14 along the Red Lake and Red Rivers, Sandy Aubol found four
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, TENNESSEE
WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, 15
CHIMNEY SWIFTS, CEDAR WAXWINGS, and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.

At Huot at the Old Treaty Crossing in Red Lake County on August 12 , three
of us found TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, YELLOW
WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. Other species seen included TURKEY
VULTURE, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE and many EASTERN
KINGBIRDS.

Here in Pennington County, in our yard we have 15-20 PINE SISKINS eating at
our feeders. Before late last month, these are the most we have seen here
in over a year .

From Marshall County, Sandy Aubol found two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at the
Agassiz Valley Impoundment in Marshall County on August 12. In addition we
found SANDHILL CRANE, nine species of shorebirds, two CASPIAN TERNS, many
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, and AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS there.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at <ajjoppru...> <mailto:<ajjoppru...>
OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992.
Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county
where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is
Thursday, August 24, 2017.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN


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Date: 8/17/17 1:28 pm
From: Williams, Bob <BXWilliams...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine
Bob Janssen and I were able to relocate the 5 Red Crossbills at Dawson and the 8 Red Crossbills at Hanley Falls reported by Barb and Denny Martin yesterday.
Bob Williams

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Date: 8/16/17 6:00 pm
From: Linda Gammello <lindagammello...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Hudsonian Godwit
Did anyone relocate the Hudsonian godwit today seen August 15 in New Germany?

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> On Aug 15, 2017, at 12:49 PM, Scott Clark <smclark5354...> wrote:
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> Hudsonian Godwit at New Germany, seen from the Yale Ave side. Seen at 11:30 am on August 15th.
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Date: 8/16/17 3:52 pm
From: linda whyte <0000004e7b0e779a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak
In response to Tom Bell's post, I will add that both adults were also seen
with the observed juvenile Blue Grosbeaks today, at around 11:15. The
female and young were first noted directly inside and beside, the gate
leading into the park from the dead-end drive. They flew to the mound of
shrubby growth directly in line with the water tower. At that point the
male began singing and joined them. The entire family flew south into the
grassy scrub area to feed. Soon the male, still singing, went to one of the
small cottonwoods ringing the gravel road on the south end of the park,
perching low in the canopy. From there he moved into one of the trees next
to the gate, higher in the canopy, but in plain view. He was still singing
when I left at 11:45.
Linda Whyte

On Aug 16, 2017 4:56 PM, "Tom Bell" <bell.tom32...> wrote:

> Today, about 1:00 p.m. I observed 3 hatching year Blue Grosbeaks, fully
> fledged, actively feeding on their own. Observed just south of Hamlet Park
> in Cottage Grove on and along far east gravel trail south of park parking
> lot. No adults were observed. Observed in vicinity where the south going
> trail turns east. This is the general area where the grosbeaks have been
> previously reported.
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> Tom Bell
> Grey Cloud Island
> 5868 Pioneer Rd. S.
> St. Paul Park, MN 55071
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Date: 8/16/17 2:56 pm
From: Tom Bell <bell.tom32...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak
Today, about 1:00 p.m. I observed 3 hatching year Blue Grosbeaks, fully fledged, actively feeding on their own. Observed just south of Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove on and along far east gravel trail south of park parking lot. No adults were observed. Observed in vicinity where the south going trail turns east. This is the general area where the grosbeaks have been previously reported.

Tom Bell
Grey Cloud Island
5868 Pioneer Rd. S.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071
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Date: 8/16/17 12:45 pm
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] More Red Crossbills, Lac qui Parle
(Posted by Jason Frank <jmfrank84...> via moumn.org)

Red Crossbills are feeding in the spruce/walnut grove at Prairie Marsh Farm, in Lac qui Parle
County, about 2 miles south of 212 and 5 miles from the border.

I was also able to find some in the spruces at Grandview Cemetery in Gary, SD.

Jason Frank
Lac qui Parle
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Date: 8/16/17 12:10 pm
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbill in Brown County
(Posted by Michael Oetken <mike.oetken...> via moumn.org)

There is a juvenile Red Crossbill at the Shag Road feeders just southeast of
New Ulm. Shag Road turns east off Hwy 15 just after the bridge over the
Cottonwood River driving south out of New Ulm. The bridge is currently
closed so a detour is needed.
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Date: 8/16/17 11:16 am
From: Joel Schmidt <joelallenschmidt...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red crossbills Swift County
This morning I was fortunate to find up to 13 red crossbills in Swift County. They were feeding in spruce trees at the edge of Camp Kirk WMA just west of CR 33, and just off CR 87. 87 goes west of 33, then turns north, and then turns west again. Right before it curves west the last time is where the crossbills were on the east side of the road in a planting of about 7 rows of spruce trees in the WMA.

Joel Schmidt

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Date: 8/16/17 7:52 am
From: Williams, Bob <BXWilliams...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Pope, Stevens, Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine
Yesterday Barb and Denny Martin were able relocate Red Crossbills in Pope and Stevens Counties as previously reported. They also found them in Big Stone County in a Catholic Cemetery near Beardsley, 1 mile south of Hwy 28 on Hwy 7; in Lac Qui Parle County in the cemetery in Dawson and in Yellow Medicine County in the cemetery in Hanley Falls.
Bob Williams

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Date: 8/15/17 8:12 pm
From: Steve Chesney <Steve...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Red-necked Grebe Sherburne Refuge
The red-necked grebes were present today in Nelson pool and visible from multiple points along the drive.

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Subject: [mou-net] Red-necked Grebe Sherburne Refuge

Bruce Seiber and I saw a red-necked grebe and two Bonaparte's gulls at the northeast corner of Nelson Pool from the Wildlife Drive in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday. There were numerous Franklin's gulls at the Rogers sewage treatment pond on South Diamond Lake Road.
Val Landwehr, Minneapolis

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Date: 8/15/17 3:02 pm
From: Steve Midthune <smidthune...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills at Tamarac
This morning I observed a juvenile red crossbill visiting the feeders at the
Visitor Center at Tamarac NWR. Red crossbills had been reported there over
the weekend. Later in the day Nancy Henke refound the juvenile bird and a
couple of adult red crossbills as well.

Steve Midthune

Becker Co.


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Date: 8/15/17 12:47 pm
From: John Cyrus <cyrus150...>
Subject: [mou-net] Carver County
Non-shorebird migrants are beginning to meander their way into Carver County. Through yesterday, I had actually seen more obvious(excluding what are very likely migrating Redstart and Yellow Warbler that I have been seeing) migrating warbler in July vs. the first two weeks of August. I saw 5 migrating warbler in July: Tennessee (2), Nashville, Black-and-white, and Northern Waterthrush. The first two weeks of August I only found a lone Black-and-white Warbler and a lone Northern Waterthrush. Other obvious non-shorebird migrants seen this month through yesterday included a couple Olive-sided Flycatcher and a Swainson's Thrush. This morning at Carver Park Reserve I found Alder Flycatcher, Black-and-white, Tennessee, and Blackburnian Warbler. As for shorebirds, most are aware of the available habitat in the county. I have made many visits out to western Carver County beginning in July, but suitable habitat was lacking in July so most of my best luck with shorebirds began on August 1. I ended up having my most productive shorebirding yesterday morning beginning a bit after sunrise, as the overnight rains had raised water levels at New Germany and shorebirds had been forced closer to the edges of the wetland off of both Yale and Yancy Ave. I found 11 shorebird species including Stilt Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's, and Red-necked Phalarope. There were even a few shorebirds in the Tacoma Ave. area as the overnight rains had yielded the most suitable habitat in that area than has been available since I've been checking in July. Keep in mind, for those thinking of last year, that the Tacoma Ave. area received over 15 inches of rain during the months of July and August 2016, and that is why the habitat remained for such an extended period of time. This July and so far this August that area has probably received less than half of that.


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Date: 8/15/17 10:49 am
From: Scott Clark <smclark5354...>
Subject: [mou-net] Hudsonian Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit at New Germany, seen from the Yale Ave side. Seen at 11:30 am on August 15th.

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Date: 8/14/17 12:12 pm
From: Herb Dingmann <herbdingmann...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Red Crossbills, Stevens Co (and Pope Co)
The Red Crossbills in Morris were refound this morning at the corner of College Ave and East 7th St across the street from the cemetery.

On my way home I decided to do a bit of searching in Pope County as well. At 1:45 I found 4 Red Crossbills on CR15 0.4 miles north of CR24. This is just west of Glenwood.

There has to be an irruption taking place with these birds suddenly showing up in all these counties.

Herb Dingmann

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> On Aug 13, 2017, at 7:33 AM, KIm Eckert <eckertkr...> wrote:
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> Six this morning by the entrance to the Summit cemetery in Morris along College Ave. One adult male, one adult female (or imm male), and four juveniles feeding on spruce cones. Like Friday'a birds in Grant Co, may have nested here, or there's currently an irruption going on in western MN.
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Date: 8/14/17 9:40 am
From: kkelnberger <kkelnberger...>
Subject: [mou-net] MOU at the state fair
Tickets were mailed today. If you have not received yours by 8/19,
please email Jen Vieth: Jen Vieth <jennifer...>,

There are three shifts needing volunteers:

Thursday 8/24 from 5-9 this shift was previously filled but volunteers
have conflict and are requesting new volunteers

Saturday, 8/26 one volunteers needed 5-9

Monday, 9/4 one volunteer needed 1-5

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Date: 8/14/17 8:58 am
From: Val Landwehr <0000012f44857088-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red-necked Grebe Sherburne Refuge
Bruce Seiber and I saw a red-necked grebe and two Bonaparte's gulls at the northeast corner of Nelson Pool from the Wildlife Drive in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday. There were numerous Franklin's gulls at the Rogers sewage treatment pond on South Diamond Lake Road.
Val Landwehr, Minneapolis

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Date: 8/13/17 8:24 pm
From: Kim Richard Eckert <eckertkr...>
Subject: [mou-net] Stevens, Big Stone, Traverse, and Grant co's
Besides the Red Crossbills already reported on mou-net, the Minn Birding Weekends group found a few other birds of note this weekend...

- Juvenile King Rail: Saturday evening at the N Ottawa impoundment as it twice ran across 250th St, ~1/4 mi E of the Grant-Traverce co line; plumage blackish overall, size noticeably larger than the Yellow-headed Blackbirds and Wilson’s Snipe standing in the road nearby for direct size comparison (i.e., too large to be a Virginia Rail or Sora), appeared to be about 3/4 grown. (Both adults were seen at this spot Friday morning.)

- Common Gallinule: still present Saturday in the small marsh along the E side of Stevens CR 9, 4.4 mi S of Hwy 28.

- 2 Plegadis ibis (probably White-faced): Saturday evening at N Ottawa impoundment near 250th St, 1 mi E of the county line.

- Weekend total of 18 shorebird species, including Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, Baird’s, both dowitchers (Long-billed calling at N Ottawa near the ibis spot), both phalaropes; besides N Ottawa, the best sites were the potholes along and just S of Traverse CR 2, in Big Stone Co at West Toqua Lake and the wetland at the jct of CR 25 and CR10, and the Morris sewage ponds.

- Migrant passerines: almost non-existent, with Olive-sided Flycatcher the only early fall migrant found (3 sightings).


Kim R Eckert, Duluth
http://www.mbwbirds.com

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Date: 8/13/17 12:42 pm
From: Dedrick Benz <benzdedrick...>
Subject: [mou-net] Buff-breasted Sandpiper Wabasha County
I just found an apparent 1st county record Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the Kellogg sewage ponds. These ponds are east of town found by following Winona St. to its eastern terminus.


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Date: 8/13/17 11:58 am
From: Justin Watts <justinwatts02...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbill Type 4, Stoney Point, St. Louis
Yesterday morning at Stoney Point, north of Duluth, Annabelle and I came across many great migrants in this little corner. Most interesting was at least one Red Crossbill type 4 which we captured an audio recording from. Double checked with Matt Young of Cornell who confirmed. The bird did not stay long and continued down the coast after 5 min. This type is usually resident in the pacific NW and seems quite rare in the east. Matt responded that this is the 3rd report he's received of type 4 east of the Rockies in the past 4 days, along with other reports of types 2 and 3 (also western Crossbills) that seem to be moving east currently. I put the recording up on ebird - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38614290

Anyone encountering crossbills, especially during potential irruptions, should be encouraged to try to capture some audio recordings to identify type, as their ranges and movement are the subject of many studies and the types may not always be considered the same species as this years crossbill split may signal! For the uninitiated, there are several good resources available for distinguishing Red Crossbill types once an audio recording has been made, see for example - http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/recrtype/

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Justin and Annabelle Watts
Hennepin
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Date: 8/13/17 5:33 am
From: KIm Eckert <eckertkr...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills, Stevens Co
Six this morning by the entrance to the Summit cemetery in Morris along College Ave. One adult male, one adult female (or imm male), and four juveniles feeding on spruce cones. Like Friday'a birds in Grant Co, may have nested here, or there's currently an irruption going on in western MN.

Kim Eckert, Duluth

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Date: 8/12/17 5:52 pm
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Clarks Grebe
(Posted by Frank Gosiak <fgosiak...> via moumn.org)

I rented a pontoon boat on Lake Osakis in search of a recently reported Clarks Grebe which we
could not positively identify from any shore locations in the past two weeks. We spent close to
4 hours on the Lake and viewed hundreds of Western Grebes with two that were probably
hybrid Western/ Clarks. Herb Dingman, Ron Erpelding, Denny and Barb Martin, Dan Orr, Milt
Blomberg and Randy Fredrickson were on the trip and we all concluded that there was only the
two hybrids with one being relatively close to a Clarks but not a true bird. We had a good day
on the lake and a very good birding experience. It was a good learning session as we all
compared our sightings and used outside sources (Bob Dunlap and Kim Eckert) to come to our
conclusion. There were also a number of Red Necked Grebes and a good number of Franklin
Gulls. Afterwords we split up but a number of us went to the Browerville, Clarissa, And Eagle
Bend sewage ponds and found a good showing of shorebirds.
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Date: 8/11/17 7:34 pm
From: Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills/Grant Count
Feeding at tops of spruce trees on cones. First found by Kim Eckert on MBW this afternoon at Pine Ridge Park. I found 4 females about 7pm and even better views of 8 birds both male and female after 8pm from the county road. Thanks to Liz Harper and Alex Sundvall parked on the county road for pointing them out for me. Thanks to Kim for posting so promptly.
Charlene Nelson
Elbow Lake farm

(This is only 3 miles from my farm)
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Date: 8/11/17 1:06 pm
From: KIm Eckert <eckertkr...>
Subject: [mou-net] Red Crossbills in Grant Co
A group of 5 (maybe 6) found by the MBW group this afternoon at Pine Ridge Co Park. They were in the mixed stand of planted conifers closest to CR 6 feeding on spruce cones. Two adult females, two juveniles, and 1-2 unknown. Also both King Rails still present at the usual N Ottawa impoundment spot on 250th St. Only briefly seen as they ran across the road. Several shorebirds present but nothing unexpected, mostly along 260th St. Did not see the B-n Stilts.

Kim Eckert, Duluth

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Date: 8/11/17 11:03 am
From: David Cahlander <david...>
Subject: [mou-net] AOU 2017 Checklist Update
The MOU site has been updated to the 2017 AOU checklist. The taxonomic
sequence has change in some strange ways, Dickcissel is now the last
bird in the checklist. Sparrows come before Blackbirds and Warblers
are after Blackbirds, Cardinals and Tanagers are at the end of the
checklist.

* Thayer's Gull has been merged into Iceland Gull
* Magnificent Hummingbird is now Rivoli's Hummingbird
* Le Conte's Sparrow is now LeConte's Sparrow

Your county list numbers will go down by 1 in any county where you have
both a Thayer's Gull and an Iceland Gull.

An attempt has been made to adjust all of the MOU tables to the new
sequence. Let me know if anything was missed.

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Date: 8/11/17 9:37 am
From: kkelnberger <kkelnberger...>
Subject: [mou-net] Thanks to MOU at the fair volunteers- shifts are very close to filled
only one shift is without any volunteers: Friday, 8/25 from 5-9. This
is the hard shift to fill but it has some advantages. You can enjoy the
food and fun of the fair and then rest at the MOU booth and listen to
the music. It is usually less windy, cooler and not so busy at night.
MOU will pay for your ticket.

Three shifts could use one more volunteer:
Sunday 8/27 and Monday 8/28 from 5-9
Monday, the last day of the fair- 9/4 from 1-5

and that's all! thanks again

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Date: 8/10/17 6:16 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 10, 2017
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 10, 2017
sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also
hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

We have survived the very hot days, and now we are enjoying beautiful sunny
weather in the high seventies and low eighties, but we are very dry in the
northwest. Since the snow left, we have had very little rain, most coming in
quarter inch amounts. Needless to say crops are suffering, and with each
weather system we watch it pass by without dropping a drop. Many young birds
are coming to feeders now so we are challenged to identify the young.

Shelley Steva and I went to the Agassiz impoundment on August 6, where we
found hundreds of shorebirds in easy viewing distance. We were able to
identify 12 species at the impoundments including an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER,
several SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Also there were
many DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, and several GREAT
BLUE HERONS. Most were on the Marshall County side.

In Pennington County, Allyson Engelstad reported several SANDHILL CRANES, a
MERLIN, and a large group of BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES southeast of Thief River
Falls on August 6. Here at our feeder, a group of 12-15 PINE SISKINS are
hanging out this week.

In Clay County, several people have observed the WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE at
Buffalo River SP this week. Noah Kuck also saw a COOPER'S HAWK fly by. The
SAY'S PHOEBE was seen last weekend at Felton Prairie.

Mark Otnes saw RED CROSSBILLS on Ponsford River Road in Becker County on
August 10.

In Hubbard County, Becca Engdahl reported an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at
Willow Pond near LaPorte on August 10. Marshall Howe heard RED CROSSBILLS
in Park Rapids on August 8.

In Otter Tail County at Fergus Falls , and at Broken-down dam, Wayne Perala
found OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER, and LEAST FLYCATCHER on August 4.

An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen by Howard Towle at the Rothsay WMA in Wilkin
County on August 10.

At the N. Ottawa impoundment in Grant County, Wayne Perala reported on
August 7 that he saw EARED GREBES with chicks, and BLACK-NECKED STILTS, but
no king rails. There were many shorebirds visible looking down from the
gazebo there. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and AMERICAN BITTERNS were also
seen. Charlene Nelson reported a juvenile NORTHERN CARDINAL at their farm
near Elbow Lake on August 7.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at <ajjoppru...> <mailto:<ajjoppru...>
OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992.
Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county
where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is
Thursday, August 17, 2017.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN


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Date: 8/9/17 1:16 pm
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Old Cedar Ave. boardwalk
(Posted by Chet A. Meyers <chetmeyers...> via moumn.org)

I've been out of town for a while, so this is probably not much
news; but today I visited the Cedar Ave. boardwalk and found
the entire area greened-over. DNR must have done a draw-down.
No chance for shorebird habitat even with the rain. Vegetation
is really high. Please post any good shorebird habitat. The birds
are clearly coming back and have to land somewhere. Thanks.
Chet Meyers
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Date: 8/8/17 6:16 am
From: Paul Budde <pbudde...>
Subject: [mou-net] Summer Seasonal Reports
The summer season (6/1 - 7/31) ended about a week ago. If you will be
submitting a seasonal report of bird observations for inclusion in the
summer summary to be published in The Loon, please do so soon. We encourage
submissions using the MOU website (http://moumn.org/). Look under "Seasonal
Report" at the top of the web page. Please provide data by August 15th so
it can also be reviewed for the North American Birds (NAB) summary for
Minnesota.

If you are in the practice of providing data on a less frequent basis from
uploads of third party listing software (Avisys, for example), it would be
appreciated if you could upload such data on a seasonal basis so that we
receive the data in a timely fashion.

Thanks for your observations and the details you provide!

Paul

Paul Budde
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Date: 8/7/17 6:37 am
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue grosbeak
I had a blue grosbeak this morning at Flying Cliud fields at west end of runway. Large silver beak, red wing bars. Large blue bird. Have audio recording

Richard Carlson
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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Date: 8/6/17 4:32 pm
From: Herb Dingmann <herbdingmann...>
Subject: [mou-net] Black Rail not found
I and several other birders looked for the reported Black Rail at the Sherburne NWR this afternoon. We did not find a Black Rail but did see at least 2 young Virginia Rails.

Herb Dingmann

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Date: 8/6/17 2:47 pm
From: William Marengo <mntallboy...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak - LeSueur county
I spent the day birding along the Minnesota River in Scott, Sibley and LeSueur counties looking over gravel pit areas (there are several) and managed to find one Blue Grosbeak in LeSueur county. Directions:

Just east of the village of Ottawa, take CR 23 east about .25 miles. The road turns north and becomes CR36. The bird is at the point where the road turns north. The location is mapped in the MOU Seasonal Reports data base.

Regards,,,

William Marengo
Chaska/Victoria/Waconia
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Date: 8/6/17 2:01 pm
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeaks continue, be considerate of fledglings (Hennepin Co.)
Shortly after 8am I immediately heard the male Blue Grosbeak singing at the
previously described Eden Prairie location. He gave nice looks on top of a
red cedar, on the other side of the fence. The male also gave "chink"
notes, as did the female. I got a video of the male singing, although he is
pretty back-lit.

As a heads up, please be super mindful of this family of Blue Grosbeaks. I
saw the female carrying food at one point as she started flying towards a
tree or shrub on our side of the fence, but immediately did a U-turn
because there were a few birders too close to her. If she feels threatened,
she will not feed her offspring until the perceived threat is further
away--which means the fledglings don't receive as much food as they should
be. There's a study on nesting Song Sparrows and the perceived threat of
predators showing that the greater the perceived predatory disturbances,
the lower the reproductive success.

In other words, if you see the female with food but she's perched for a
while, or is flying around but never lands anywhere, that's a sign that
you're too close. Please back away. Use your spotting scope instead of your
binoculars. I was going to tell the other birders that, but because they
were on the other side of the bird from me, walking over there would have
disturbed her even more. Once I saw the female grosbeak making the U-turn,
I left the area to minimize my disturbance on her parenting duties.
Hopefully the other birders backed away shortly after.

I say fledglings because someone reported a fledgling, along with the two
adults, on eBird earlier today. This is very exciting that there is a
breeding pair in the Metro area and I hope our presence as birders doesn't
negatively impact their chick rearing.

Good birding!

Alyssa DeRubeis
visiting Golden Valley, Hennepin Co.

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Date: 8/6/17 11:54 am
From: Steve Weston <sweston2g...>
Subject: [mou-net] Black Rail at Sherburne Refuge
I just received a report of a Black Rail (No! not a baby Virginia) at
Sherburne Wildlife Refuge in Sherburne County. Richard Clearman at about
11:30 am found a Black Rail on the wildlife drive in the cattails on the
south side of the road just below the Charles Stickney Pool. A volunteer
ranger at the refuge had been seeing the rail for about three weeks, but
this is the first time that Richard found it. His report was of a small
black rail with a brown back and white spots on its flanks and possibly its
back.

Steve Weston
On Quigley Lake in Eagan, MN
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Date: 8/6/17 11:17 am
From: Cole Bauer <colebr4...>
Subject: [mou-net] ID'ing Warbler at Louisville Swamp Unit
This morning at the Louisville Swamp Unit along the Mazomani Trail I spotted a Warbler species. It was quietly foraging amongst the low brush. Gray overall with a yellow crown and yellow patches on the wings/sides. There was possibly a black and white pattern on the face, but it seemed rather drab and the bird's constant movement made it difficult to see it clearly.

It would seem that is possibly a Golden-winged Warbler; are they usually seen in this area around this time of year? Not sure what else it would be...

Cole Bauer


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Date: 8/5/17 4:12 pm
From: William Marengo <mntallboy...>
Subject: [mou-net] Shorebirds at New Germany/Crane Creek area - Carver county
It's been a while since the New Germany/Crane Creek area had water levels that appealed to fall shorebirds. Conditions are about ideal right now. I counted over 1,100 shorebirds this afternoon in about two hours of scanning. As is typical for this time of year the vast majority were Pectoral and Least Sandpipers along with Lesser Yellowlegs. Also present were small numbers of Semipalmated, Solitary and Stilt Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers and singles of both Wilson's and Red-necked Phalarope. I was unable to find any Baird's or Buff-breasted Sandpipers.

The water levels appear to be dropping quickly, so any visits should be made in the next couple of weeks.

Directions: From the town if New Germany, go south on CR 33. In less than half a mile turn west on CR 30. Drive about one mile to Yale Ave and turn south to view the mudflats from the east. Or continue on about another quarter mile and turn south on Yancy Ave to view from the west.

Regards,,,

William Marengo
Chaska/Victoria/Waconia
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Date: 8/5/17 2:02 pm
From: birdman6847 <birdman6847...>
Subject: [mou-net] Wilson's phalarope....continued
I should add that photos were taken and will be posted in due course as soon as they can be downloaded.
Thomas Patrick Malone Dunedin Florida Meadowlands Minnesota 
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Date: 8/5/17 2:00 pm
From: birdman6847 <birdman6847...>
Subject: [mou-net] Wilson's phalarope at Park Point, Duluth
Between 1100 and 1200 today Peder Svingen and I observed a Wilsons phalarope in the company of a Stilt sandpiper,  least sandpiper and a number of lesser yellowlegs.  The birds were in the far end of the ball fields. 
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Date: 8/5/17 12:44 pm
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...>
Subject: [mou-net] W. Wood-Pewee and S. Phoebe still present, no King Rails
Craig Mandel and I birded Clay and Grant Counties yesterday (August 4) in
search of the state's summer rarities. A brief report:

The Western Wood-Pewee was still singing on-and-off, and flying around, at
Buffalo River State Park (Clay Co.). This was around 8:30/9am.

We managed to spot one Say's Phoebe--perhaps a juvenile--at the Felton
Prairie site (Clay Co.) around 10/10:30am. Dennis and Barb Martin saw both
of the birds on August 3 in addition to an adult Golden Eagle, which was
likely pushed east due to the extreme droughts in the western Dakotas.

We spent a few hours (approx. 1-3pm) at North Ottawa Impoundment (Grant
Co.). We did not hear or see either of the King Rails or any herons/egrets
of interest. The highlights were 4 Red-necked Phalaropes and 9 other
shorebird species, a Canvasback, an American Bittern, and a Virginia Rail
and Soras.

Good birding!

Alyssa DeRubeis
visiting Golden Valley, Hennepin Co.

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Date: 8/5/17 7:39 am
From: kkelnberger <kkelnberger...>
Subject: [mou-net] Mou at the state fair August 24-September 4, 2017
The volunteer shifts for the fair are nearly complete. If you have been
thinking of signing up, now is the time. Consider the evening shifts
when it is cool and calm and you can listen to the music. Pretty easy
duty after a day at the fair. Here are the open shifts:
two volunteers
Fri 9/1 from 5-9
Sun 9/3 from 5-9
Mon 9/4 from 1-5

One volunteer
fri 8/25 5-9
Sun 8/27 5-9
mon 8/28 5-9
sun 9/3 9-1
mon 9/4 5-9

email <kkelnberger...> I will sign you up. I need your mailing
address so I can send you the ticket(s). Thanks!

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Date: 8/3/17 10:33 pm
From: Donna Schimunek <donnas5...>
Subject: [mou-net] Tufted Titmouse
My mother lives in Wyoming MN, Chisago County and in the last week has had several sightings of Tufted Titmice at her feeder. Isn't this unusual this far north?

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Date: 8/3/17 6:12 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 3, 2017
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 3, 2017
sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also
hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

The heat has finally diminished in the northwest and elsewhere in Minnesota.
Yards in the far northwest still need more rain, but the damp day yesterday
did help.

Alma Ronningen in Grant County reported that two young OSPREY from the
nearby nest in the Elbow Lake area have started to fly. CHIMNEY SWIFTS have
nested in the Maplewood Lutheran Church chimney again this year. Species
seen in her yard in Dent included RED-EYED VIREO, EASTERN PHOEBE, HOUSE
WREN, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART,
and YELLOW WARBLER. At the N. Ottawa impoundment, the BLACK-NECKED STILTS
were seen as recently as August 2. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was spotted
on August 2 also. On July 30, a good selection of shorebirds could be found
there, and WESTERN GREBES, EARED GREBES, RUDDY DUCKS, BLACK TERNS, and
WESTERN KINGBIRD were seen there. Four GREAT HORNED OWLS were found on
July 30 along the roads in the area.

From Todd County, Alex Sundvall reported a CLARK'S GREBE on Lake Osakis on
July 28.

A SNOW GOOSE is still present at the East Grand Forks WTP as reported by
Sandy Aubol on August 1.

In Pennington County, Shelley Steva reported two COMMON RAVENS and a
COOPER'S HAWK in the city of Thief River Falls on August 2. Here at our
feeder east of the city, we now have PINE SISKINS and HOUSE FINCHES.

Shelley and I went to western Polk County on the afternoon of July 30 where
we found 4 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at the Warren WTP as reported earlier
by Sandy Aubol. At that location and the Agassiz impoundment, we found a
total of 12 species of shorebirds that day. There could have been others
that we did not identify at the impoundment which was very busy.

In Roseau County on July 28, I had the unusual experience of listening to
the singing of both a HERMIT THRUSH and an INDIGO BUNTING simultaneously.
The location was at the interface with the recently logged off area burned
year before last, and the standing live pine trees. It was an interesting
example of how habitat influences which birds are there.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at <ajjoppru...> <mailto:<ajjoppru...>
OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992.
Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county
where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is
Thursday, August 10, 2017.




Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN


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Date: 8/1/17 11:58 am
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...>
Subject: [mou-net] Request for info: S-T Flycatcher or King Rails seen recently?
I'm curious if anyone has had successful or unsuccessful trips to see the
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Mower County recently, or for the King Rail
pair up in Grant County. The last confirmed sighting from eBird for the
flycatcher is on July 15, and the last attempt (a fruitless one) was on
July 21. I'm debating trying for the bird on Thursday. The King Rails were
last viewed on July 15 or 16, but I don't have any information since then
and I'd like to try for them on Friday.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Alyssa DeRubeis
Fayetteville, AR

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Date: 7/31/17 2:10 pm
From: Bob Ekblad <ekblad...>
Subject: [mou-net] Kandiyohi Gallinules
I was able to spot 2 adults and 4 young of the family of Common Gallinules previously reported by Kathleen MacAuley at the Olson Wetland off MN9 just W of CR1. They were in the SW corner just below the big dead tree. I first spotted them from the gravel road on the east and then patiently waited by the sign off of MN9 for them to finally wander out from behind the reeds.

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507-269-7436
Byron, MN - Olmsted County
http://www.Birding-Minnesota.com
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Date: 7/30/17 5:48 pm
From: kkelnberger <kkelnberger...>
Subject: [mou-net] Mou at the state fair August 24-September 4, 2017
Many of the evening shifts are not filled. If you like to listen to
music, this is the shift for you. The nights are cool and the wind has
usually died down. Evenings at the fair can be quite nice, especially if
you have spent the day at the fair... sit down and rest those tired
feet...yes, we have chairs!
Shifts needing two volunteers
Thurs. 8/24 1-5
Sun. 8/27 5-9
Fri 9/1 5-9
Sat. 9/2 5-9
Sun. 9/3 5-9
Mon. 9/4 1-5 and 5-9

One volunteer needed
Mon 8/28 5-9
Wed. 8/30 5-9
Thurs 8/31 5-9
Sun. 9/3 9-1


also: clean up and storage on Tues. 9/5 Jen Vieth will have information
on this task.
Google MOU calendar: sign in: mouvolunteer, password: il0v3mou or
email <kkelnberger...> I will happily sign you up. Be sure to
email me either way with your contact information so I can send your
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Date: 7/29/17 10:34 am
From: Tom Bell <bell.tom32...>
Subject: [mou-net] Early migrant
Yesterday (7/28) we netted a. Golden-winged Warbler at Carpenter Nature Center. (Washington County) lt turned out to be a bird banded at CNC September of last year. If it had been an an out of range resident it would have been detected with all the birders frequenting the area.

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5868 Pioneer Road South
Grey Cloud Island
Saint Paul Park, MN, 55071-1143
651-459-4150
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Date: 7/28/17 6:19 pm
From: Steven Houdek <schoudek...>
Subject: [mou-net] Shorebirds- Winona County
Both sides of US Highway 14, east of St. Charles (43.970, -92.001): spotted sandpipers, least sandpipers, lesser yellowlegs, pectoral sandpipers, solitary sandpipers, killdeer, semipalmated plovers, and maybe others. 100+ birds in flooded cornfield with extensive mudflat.

S. Houdek
Onalaska, WI

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Date: 7/28/17 1:30 pm
From: C. E. <cegelhoff...>
Subject: [mou-net] Question - upcoming eclipse and birds
Is it worth the long drive to KS or MO to see how the birds respond to the
total eclipse?

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West Saint Paul, MN

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Date: 7/28/17 1:15 pm
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Lac qui Parle Shorebirds, Late Brood of Mallards
(Posted by Jason Frank <jmfrank84...> via moumn.org)

Big groups of Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Wilson's Phalaropes are now
present at Salt Lake. Also in the mix are smaller groupings of Pectoral and Baird's
Sandpipers, a few Least Sandpipers, the usual Killdeers, Black Terns, and (as of this
afternoon) at least 2 Short-Billed Dowitchers. Most of the shorebirds are clustered around
the western peninsula.

The Greater White-Fronted Geese are still there. Another strange thing: there is a hen
Mallard with 6 ducklings who can't be more than 5 days old.

I saw 1 juvenile Bonaparte's Gull at Sweetwater WMA, as reported by Liz Harper and Alex
Sundvall a week ago, and 2 on the western shore of Salt Lake this afternoon. The male Blue
Grosbeak that's been seen/heard near the farm/western peninsula at Salt Lake is still
present, but today it wasn't singing, only calling. Found a freshly-hatched pheasant nest on
the peninsula, evidence of re-nesting.

In Yellow Medicine County I have twice in the past week seen a brood of Hungarian
Partridges foraging in the ditches around Mound Spring SNA/WMA, which were recently cut
for hay.

Chimney Swifts and Purple Martins are active in town (Canby and Gary) each evening.

On the South Dakota side, 2 Nature Conservancy sites (7 Mile Fen, and Crystal Springs Fen)
are reliable spots to find Upland Sandpipers. Found 4 Snowy Egrets up at Waubay NWR.

Jason Frank
Lac qui Parle
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Date: 7/27/17 6:43 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, July 27, 2017
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 27, 201
sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also
hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

The heat has arrived, and while , the birds seem to be carrying on as usual,
the people are not. There hasn't been much incentive to get out away from
the air conditioning. At the feeders, we are seeing a lot of juveniles just
learning how to get a free meal. The real bright spot has been the flowers,
both domesticated and wild, which are quite lovely this year. With the dry
weather, there have also been few mosquitos, so get out there and look for
some birds. We are starting to see a very few warblers that might be
wandering south already.

In Marshall County, Sandy Aubol found a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER at the
Warren Wastewater Treatment Ponds on July 22.

In Clay County, Noah Kuck observed a LEAST BITTERN, several VIRGINIA RAILS,
and a PEREGRINE FALCON at the marsh behind the Hornbacher's store in
Moorhead. A KRIDER'S RED-TAILED HAWK was seen by Alex Sundvall at Felton
Prairie on July 24, and he also re-located the WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE at
Buffalo River State Park .

Niki and Greg Johnson had a GOLDEN EAGLE visit their yard at Becida in
Hubbard County on July 20.

In Otter Tail County, Wayne Perala reported BROAD-WINGED HAWK, INDIGO
BUNTING, SCARLET TANAGER, RED-EYED VIREO, EASTERN PHOEBE, CEDAR WAXWING, and
two SANDHILL CRANES on July 22.

In Grant County, the KING RAIL was seen as recently as July 21, but I have
no reports since then. Also at the N. Ottawa Impoundment, Wayne Perala
observed two WESTERN KINGBIRDS, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, more than fifty GREAT EGRETS, ten GREAT BLUE
HERONS, 30 WESTERN GREBES, and SORA on July 25. Dick Bierman saw
BLACK-NECKED STILT there on July 26. Charlene Nelson reported WILD TURKEYS
at Elbow Lake, and last week, she had an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in her
yard.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at <ajjoppru...> <mailto:<ajjoppru...>
OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992.
Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county
where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is
Thursday, August 3, 2017.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN


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Date: 7/27/17 11:01 am
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeaks Hennepin County
(Posted by Tom A. Tustison <tomtustison...> via moumn.org)

This morning there was a pair of calling Blue Grosbeaks near the Flying Cloud Airport. From
the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Mitchel Road go south on Mitchel and take the first left.
The birds are located near the small parking lot immediately adjacent to the ball fields. They
were calling from the hillside between the ball fields and the airport fencing. They were calling
intermittently so be patient. Please refrain from using tapes as they may be nesting in the
area. The male called only and never sang. Listen for the sharp metallic chip note. Both the
male and female were calling back and forth.

The GPS coordinates are as follows: 44.832618,-93.473059.

The birds were still present at 11:00 this morning.

Tom Tustison
Hennepin County

P.S. The traffic is horrible on Hwy. 62.
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Date: 7/27/17 7:18 am
From: <mou...>
Subject: [mou-net] Common Gallinule / Nicollet County
(Posted by Michael Oetken <mike.oetken...> via moumn.org)

A family of 2 adults and 5 chicks behind the Nicollet Conservation Club on
Swan Lake. Very actively feeding, oblivious to me in my car only 10-20
yards away. They are in addition to the family reported yesterday by Howard
Towle which were still present this morning at the south boat launch.
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Date: 7/26/17 10:58 am
From: Amy <blake115...>
Subject: [mou-net] Help where to find Henslow Sparrow at Crow Hassan
Hi Everyone,

I am going to be visiting again and would love to try and find a Henslow's sparrow. I birded earlier this year at Crow Hassan, but couldn't find it. Any advice on which trail to try for finding this bird?

Thanks much,
Amy

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Date: 7/26/17 9:45 am
From: Howard Towle <towle001...>
Subject: [mou-net] Common Gallinule - Nicollet Co
I observed 2 adult and 4 young Common Gallinules from the boat landing
on the south side of Swan Lake (off Hwy 14) this morning. Birds were
on left side and best observed by walking out on wooden dock. Also
earlier this morning a Least Bittern was seen from the north side Swan
Lake boat landing.

Howard Towle
Golden Valley, MN

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Date: 7/24/17 7:04 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Fwd: We weren't early enough
Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN

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> From: "Cris S. Lowman" <William.Logan...>
> Date: July 24, 2017 at 8:26:31 PM CDT
> To: "ajjoppru" <ajjoppru...>
> Subject: We weren't early enough
>
> Redpolls and Raptors at Montrose
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> A friend and I went for a walk in the early hours last Saturday around the Magic Hedge and the Montrose Dunes. We weren't early enough to catch the Short-eared Owl that was seen earlier that day but the hedge was alive with Chickadees and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Even on this chilly and brief visit I managed another life bird, a small flock of Common Redpolls in the clearing.
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> Thank You
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Date: 7/24/17 12:00 pm
From: Jonathan Beck <jonrbeck...>
Subject: [mou-net] Cooper's Hawk Nest - Minneapolis
Hello,

We have what seems to be a Cooper's Hawk nest in our backyard oak tree near
Uptown/Lake of the Isles. We've seen the hawk flying over and working on
the nest. It fits the description of their nest based on some quick
internet searches. What has us puzzled is is this the time of year when
Cooper's Hawks would start nesting? It seems late in the year, but perhaps
they aren't exclusively spring nesters?

Thanks,

Jonathan and Elizabeth Beck Hennepin Co, MPLS

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Date: 7/23/17 8:04 pm
From: Peter Nichols <petenich76...>
Subject: [mou-net] Blue Grosbeak Update and Correction, Washington County
The previously posted Washington County Blue Grosbeak returned around 11 AM
and was still present when Ben and I left around noon. Several other
birders heard and saw the bird, slightly north of the spot where I
originally reported it.

In the first email, I wrote that the bird was on Hemingway Ave, just north
of 95th St, but on Google Maps, the road we were on has no name, and the
next N/S road to the east is marked "Hemingway." (I believe both roads
have street signs that say "Hemingway.") To make things easier, here are
coordinates to the spot on the road where we were standing when we last saw
the Blue Grosbeak to the west (almost all the way to the Anderson Electric
building).

44.813631, -92.952243

NOTE: all of the surrounding land is PRIVATE, but there is public parking
on the unmarked N/S street indicated with the above coordinates, as well as
a sidewalk on the east side and mowed shoulder on the west side.

Peter Nichols
Cottage Grove
Washington County

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Date: 7/23/17 8:31 am
From: Peter Nichols <petenich76...>
Subject: [mou-net] BLUE GROSBEAK, Washington Co
Ben Douglas and I just found a BLUE GROSBEAK in Washington Co, at 95th and
Hemingway in Cottage Grove. At 9:55, the bird flew SW toward the Grey Cloud
Dunes SNA. I suspect the bird may return to this spot. It was singing about
100 yards west of Hemingway on private land, just north of 95th (accessible
via Jamaica Ave, south from 10/61). Parking and public shoulder on
Hemingway. I posted audio in the MN Birding Facebook group. Ben got doc
shots to upload later. If accepted, this will be a first county record for
Washington Co.

Peter Nichols
Washington Co

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