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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *December 6, 2013 *MNST1312.06-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 6, 2013
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This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday December 5th, 2013.
The LEWIS'S WOODPECKER is still being seen at the feeders of Janet Anderson in the town of Roosevelt. This is along Roseau County Road 17 just north of highway 11 and is the first house on the left after passing over railroad tracks. Please do not call or bother the Andersons in the evenings, and note that the bird also visits the house directly to the east in Lake of the Woods County.
On November 30th, a BLACK SCOTER and two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were on the Mississippi River several miles downriver from Lake City in Wabasha County. Check along highway 61 at the sign for Maple Springs. And both BLACK SCOTER and a LONG-TAILED DUCK were at Point Douglas Park in Washington County on December 1st. Another LONG-TAILED DUCK was on Vadnais Lake in Ramsey County on the same day.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on the 3rd.
A few SNOWY OWLS have been reported recently. One was seen on the 3rd along Meeker County Road 11 just over one mile east of county road 31. Another was in along Park Point in Duluth on November 29th. And on November 26th, Warren Nelson found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Aitkin County at the junction of county road 1 and 430th Lane.
And a late FIELD SPARROW was reported on December 6th by Ben Wieland at the Portage Learning Center in Cass County.
The next scheduled update is Thursday December 12th, 2013.
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