[mou] Sax-Zim Toivola-Meadowlands

John Green jgreen at d.umn.edu
Fri Oct 31 19:15:53 CDT 2008

This is a message from Jan Green

Driving the roads at Toivola-Meadowlands and Saz-Zim from 10:00 am to 
2:30 pm October 31st

    Ruffed Grouse  2
    Bald Eagle  6
    Northern Harrier  1
    Northern Goshawk  1  (captured a Snow Bunting right in front of us)
    Rough-legged Hawk  9  (most in the Sax area)
    Downy Woodpecker  1
    Black-backed Woodpecker  1  (Stone Lake)
    Northern Shrike  1
    Gray Jay  13  (total count of 1-3 birds together)
    Blue Jay  5  (total count)
    Black-billed Magpie  2  (Meadowlands, Toivola)
    American Crow  13  (total count)
    Common Raven  17  (total count)
    Black-capped Chickadee  2
    Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
    European Starling  100  (total count, several flocks)
    American Tree Sparrow  3
    Dark-eyed Junco  3
    Snow Bunting  225  (total count; many flocks)
    Pine Grosbeak  1  (Blue Spruce Rd.)
    White-winged Crossbill  5  (single flock, Arkola Rd.)
    Common Redpoll  1  (Stone Lake)

 Other observation - one very large porcupine in spruce on Arkola Rd.

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