[Mnbird] Carver County - Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center - 10/3/2017

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Tue Oct 3 12:13:33 CDT 2017


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center
Field Trip Report

Our morning walk turned out to be very enjoyable.  The rain cleared out just as the walk began and there were lots of migrants.  The highlight of the walk was the LeConte's Sparrow, observed along the main path just South of the Visitor Center.  Additionally, there were lots of Orange-crowned Warblers, White-throated Sparrows and Kinglets.

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

Great Blue Heron
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Belted Kingfisher
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
LeConte's Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Common Grackle - Fly over

Here are the dates of some of my upcoming programs.

MVNWR - Bird Walks
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
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