[Mnbird] Swallow-tailed Flycatcher
phdl at mchsi.com
Mon Jun 15 17:32:25 CDT 2015
Yesterday (Sun. 6/14) about 5:30 pm. Hannah Field discovered a Swallow-tailed Flycatcher on a power line along MN Hwy. 7 in McLeod County just a couple hundred yards
from the Carver Cty. line (east of McLeod CR 9, just west of Zebra Ave.). The sighting was shared with her parents Roger and Tammy Field and Ryan Muckenhirn, and they did
get a very good photo. They watched it hawk insects for several minutes.
However, today (Mon. 6/15) a few folks have been searching power lines and fence rails between Mayer and New Germany and Lester Prairie/Winsted and have not been able
to refind this bird. (But its gotta be around there somewhere, doesn't it?)
As a very slight consolation, there were 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and a Semipalmated Sandpiper along Yale Ave. just south of CR30 (Crane Creek area ) in a farm pond on the east side of the road,
and an E-C Dove at Hollywood Station.
Pete Hoeger, Hutch
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