[mou] Townsend's Solitaire

Pastor Al Schirmacher pastoral at princetonfreechurch.net
Wed Jan 2 13:22:33 CST 2008

The "MIA" Townsend's Solitaire reemerged over lunch hour today at Ann 
Lake/Sand Dunes, after not being seen for a month.

Directions:  take Sherburne CR 5 to 253rd (across the highway from CR 4), 
proceed west on 253rd little over a mile.  Park in the small lot on the 
south (right) side, walk south on the snowmobile/dog sled (no kidding) trail 
about 50 yards, look and or walk west (right) on the snowy fields to the 
second copse of spruces.  It was seen both on the top of the deciduous trees 
and in the spruces.

The mixed Bohemian/Cedar flock, when present (single Bohemian today), can 
often be seen in the deciduous trees just north of the spruces.

Behavioral note:  have observed both Robins and Waxwings "dipping" on the 
bird this winter - wonder why it would be considered a threat?

Good birding to all!

Al Schirmacher
Princeton, MN
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties 

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