[Mnbird] Hennepin County - MVNWR - Bass Ponds - 10/1/2017

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Sun Oct 1 13:04:38 CDT 2017


10/1/2017


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Bass Ponds

Field Trip Report


Had a very enjoyable walk this morning at the Bass Ponds.  There were Sandhill Cranes calling and lots of migrants on the move.  Mixed in with a large raft of American Coots were some Gadwall, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail and Wood Ducks.  There were also lots of Sparrows and a few Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets observed in mixed flocks.


Here are a few of the species observed by the group today;

Trumpeter Swan

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Pied-bill Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Wilson's Snipe

Belted Kingfisher

Marsh Wren

Orange-crowned Warbler

Pam Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow -  mainly heard

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow


 Here are the dates of some of my upcoming programs.

MVNWR - Bird Walks

October 3 - Rapids Lake Visitor Center

October 9 - Bass Ponds

October 14 - Rapids Lake Visitor Center

October 28 - Bass Ponds

November 11 - Bass Ponds

All these walks begin at 8:00 am



MRVAC - Field Trips

October 5/6 Central Minnesota Birding Days

Based in Little Falls



October 26 - MRVAC Membership Meeting Held at the MVNWR Bloomington Visitor Center

Greg Hoch - Minnesota DNR - The Greater Prairie Chicken

7:00 pm - Treats

7:30 pm - Meeting starts



October 27

Sherburne County Birding Day

8:00 am



Thanks, Craig


Minnetonka, Hennepin County

EgretCMan at msn.com

952-240-7647
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