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*Minnesota Statewide
*October 13, 2005

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 13, 2005
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 13th.

On October 9th, Peder Svingen reported a juvenile IBIS just northeast of Ortonville, along Big Stone County Road 64, one and three quarter miles west of county road 67. On the same day, Phil Chu found a late AMERICAN AVOCET at Salt Lake in Lac Qui Parle County.

On the 10th, Jim Mattsson found a ROSS'S GOOSE in a corn field near Akron and 135th in northern Dakota County. He also counted a minimum of 400 AMERICAN PIPITS on the 12th at the Jirik Sod Farms west of Blaine Avenue in Dakota County.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Lake Calhoun in Hennepin County on the 10th.

I have a reliable but second hand report of a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in the Roseau Bog area of Roseau County, about two and a half miles south of the South Junction border crossing.

Bob O'Connor had a CAROLINA WREN visit his backyard in Moorhead, Clay County, on October 11th. Leslie Kottke had one visit her yard in St. Paul on the same day, and the Carolina Wren that has been at the southwestern corner of Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Hennepin County, since August 20th was seen by Conny Brunell as recently as October 9th.

On the 11th, Donn Mattsson found the season's second TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE along the 4800 block of Woodridge Court in Minnetonka, Hennepin County.

Interesting was the TUFTED TITMOUSE picked up injured at the Home Depot in Fridley, Anoka County, on October 9th. Tami Vogel from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in St. Paul reports that the bird recovered and was released on the 11th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 20th.

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