[mou] MOU RBA 25 October 2007
axhertzel at sihope.com
Thu Oct 25 21:58:17 EDT 2007
*October 25, 2007
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 25, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel at sihope.com)
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 25th 2007.
A subadult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was on the Grand Portage sewage ponds
in Cook County on the 22nd.
As many as 72 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were on the Minnesota side of the
Superior Entry in Duluth on the 21st. This represents the highest fall
count for Minnesota. On the same day, 58 BLACK SCOTERS were on Mille
Lacs Lake in Aitkin County.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Pearl Lake in Maine Prairie Township,
Stearns County, on the 20th.
An early SNOWY OWL was reported on the east side of Lake Harriet in
Minneapolis on the 21st between 46th and 45th Streets. Another was seen
on the 22nd at the junction of Broadway and South 6th Street in
Rochester, Olmsted County.
On the 20th, a CAROLINA WREN was still in Bill Bruins' neighborhood in
Rochester where a pair nested this summer.
A female-plumaged MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was at the Castle Danger sewage
ponds in Lake County on the 23rd.
A female-plumaged SUMMER TANAGER was seen briefly at Stoney Point in St.
Louis County on the 21st.
And an influx of BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS has been noted in northern
Minnesota during the past week. Dozens have been seen along the north
shore of Lake Superior in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties, and there
is at least one additional sighting from Aitkin County. A THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER was at Stoney Point on the 23rd and another was at lighthouse
point in Two Harbors, Lake County on the 24th. I also have several
reports of TUFTED TITMOUSE, SNOW BUNTING, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, PINE SISKIN,
and PINE GROSBEAK.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, November 1st 2007.
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