[mou] Red Crossbills Itasca County

shawn conrad dingermcduff at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 7 20:15:12 CST 2008

Today I was at the fairgrounds in Grand Rapids and there was a very active flock of about 20 Red Crossbills flying around there.  With all of the large pines at that spot, I wouldn't be surprised if this flock stuck around for a while.  Shawn Conradhttp://users.2z.net/itasca_chippewa_birding/ > From: sparkystensaas at hotmail.com> To: mou-net at moumn.org> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:41:37 +0000> Subject: [mou] Red Crossbills Itasca County> > > Wednesday, February 6, 2008> > I was skate skiing at the Blueberry Ski Trails north of Deer River yesterday when I heard the call note of Red Crossbills. I pished loudly and about 25 birds came in quite close. This was at the top of the hill on the Lake Loop on the skating trail...about 3 km from the parking area. (Awesome skate skiing, by the way)> > How to find Red Crossbills in Northern MN:> 1. Find a fairly large stand of MATURE Red Pine (older the better)> 2. Pishhh as loud as you can! They will come right in.> > > Sparky Stensaas> > 2515 Garthus Road> > Wrenshall, MN 55797> > 218.341.3350 cell> > sparkystensaas at hotmail.com> > www.stoneridgepress.com> www.kollathstensaas.com> > > _________________________________________________________________> Helping your favorite cause is as easy as instant messaging. You IM, we give.> http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/?source=text_hotmail_join> This mailing list is sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. Mailing list membership available on-line at http://moumn.org/subscribe.html.> -----> To unsubscribe send a blank email to mou-net-request at moumn.org with a subject of unsubscribe.
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