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*Minnesota Statewide
*November 24, 2005

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 24, 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, November 24th.

On the 20th, Paul Budde reported a second-winter CALIFORNIA GULL at the northwest corner of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

I have a secondhand report of a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE seen on the 20th along the Mississippi River in Houston County. The location was given as being near mile marker 11 -- presumably of highway 26. This was apparently on November 20th.

Robert Jordan found a SNOWY OWL on the 20th in a wooded area close to the town of Little Chicago and south of state highway 19 in Rice County. Another Snowy Owl was in Eagan, Dakota County on the 22nd at I-35E near Fairview Ridges Hospital. Bob Dunlap found a Snowy Owl on the 20th on the north side of Nicollet County Road 11 about three quarters of a mile east of county road 12 and west of Swan Lake. Mary Brislance found a Snowy Owl on the 21st near the parking lot of the Norseland Lutheran Church near St. Peter, Le Sueur County. I also have a secondhand report of a Snowy Owl seen earlier this month near Pool 7 at Dakota, Winona County.

On the 22nd, Laura Erickson found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on a wire right along Lavaque Road just south of Maple Grove Road in Duluth.

Three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen by Bob Russell at Hok-Si-La Park in Goodhue County on the 20th just north of Lake City. On the 19th, Herb Dingmann found two BLACK SCOTERS on the Mississippi River downriver from the Sauk Rapids bridge in both Stearns and Benton counties. Check from Wilson Park near the St. Cloud Hospital.

Bob Dunlap reported three EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES just east of the town of Courtland in western Nicolett County on the 22nd. The location is nine-tenths of a mile north of U.S. highway 14 on Nicolett County Road 21 near the blue address sign with number 51605.

On the 19th, Mark Otnes found several BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in with a large flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS about a mile north of Manston Marsh in Wilkin county.

Leslie Kottke still has a CAROLINA WREN visiting her home in St. Paul, Ramsey County. Another has been seen at an undisclosed location for at least two weeks west of Pine City in Pine County.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, December 1st.

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Anthony Hertzel -- axhertzel@sihope.com

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