[Mnbird] Friday afternoon birds at Ritter Farm in Lakeville

Richard Becker rhbecker at umn.edu
Sat May 1 03:41:16 CDT 2021

A couple of friends and I spent 4 1/2 hours walking the trails at Ritter 
Farm on Friday
afternoon and observed 30 species of birds with another two heard but 
not seen.
Highlight of the day was a tree-top flyover by a single Sandhill Crane. 
On the water were
a couple of Blue-winged Teal and a Pied-billed Grebe along with 
Mallards, Coots, and
Geese. Water adjacent were a Great Egret and a Green Heron. Three 
sparrow species
(Field, White-throated, and Song) but only one warbler. Other 
interesting sightings were
Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Eastern 
Phoebe. The rest
were mostly what one might call "the usual suspects." All in all, a good 

Richard Becker

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