[mou] Sax-Zim/Aitkin Co/Carlton Co

sparky stensaas sparkystensaas at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 28 07:24:53 CST 2008

Out this weekend with a fun group of guys from Texas and Iowa. Here were some of the highlights:
Carlton County
Sunday 1/27/08
Two flocks of RED CROSSBILLS at U of MN Cloquet Forestry Center (one along CR5 and one at visitor parking area)
Note: Red Crossbills are very regular here all winter but please check in at office during weekdays.
Aitkin County
Sunday 1/27/08
3 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE North side of MN210 at milepost 185.5 just west of Carlton Co line (11am)
N GOSHAWK on Goshawk Street! 5.1 miles east of MN 65 on Goshawk St (CR16)
BARRED OWL just 1/2 mile west of Hebron Cemetary on CR18 
Several flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS along Goshawk St.
Saturday 1/26/08
46 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at the crabapple on CR29 0.4 mi S of CR133 (just W of Meadowlands) Note: First discovered by Mike Hendrickson a week ago, this flock has not been regular here.
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER female on Lake Nichols Rd 1.1 mi W of MN53
THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS (all males) one on McDavitt 3.1 mi N of Sax Rd, one on Lake Nichols Rd 1.1 mi W of MN 53.
5 BOREAL CHICKADEES Three on McDavitt 3.1 mi N of Sax Rd (Thanks to Mark Ochs) and two at Ben Yokel's feeder on Young Lake (Thanks to Warren Nelson)
N HAWK OWL along CR7 just N of sod farms on W side.
HOARY REDPOLL male at Blue Spruce Rd feeder.
(also Pine Grosbeaks, 8 N Shrikes, 20 plus Evening Grosbeaks)
Saturday 1/26/08
SNOWY OWL on Airport Rd near Cirrus Designs well before light at 7am. (We were stopped by a very understanding and friendly security person)Sparky Stensaas2515 Garthus Road Wrenshall, MN 55797 218.341.3350 cell sparkystensaas at hotmail.comwww.kollathstensaas.comwww.stoneridgepress.comwww.sparkyphotos.com 
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