[Mnbird] McKnight Prairie (Goodhue Cty) & Great Western Industrial Park (Dakota Cty)
shearwater45 at frontiernet.net
Sat Jun 13 22:09:41 CDT 2015
After the drizzling rain today, I enjoyed some birding at McKnight Prairie, south of Randolph, in Goodhue Cty. It's accessed by driving south on Hwy 56 from Hwy 88 at Randolph; turn right (west) onto Scotia Trail after the bridge, and turn left (south) onto the first cross road (2nd Ave.). Drive about a mile south, and it's on your left. The prairie area, owned by Carleton College, is on the north side of the gravel trail (or road), and a Christmas tree farm, a private business, is on the south side of the road. Park outside the gate on the shoulder of the road. A map and other detailed information can be found online.
Species seen and/or heard:
Last year I saw singing Henslow's Sparrows, but not today.
At Great Western Industrial Park, north of Randolph:
Western and Eastern Meadowlarks
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