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*Minnesota Statewide
*November 9, 2006

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 9, 2006
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, November 9th 2006.

On November 3rd, Bill Unzen reported a GYRFALCON at the Plover Prairie region in northern Lac Qui Parle County. This is four miles north and three miles east of the town of Bellingham.

As many as ten thousand TUNDRA SWANS have now been reported from along the Mississippi River just south of Brownsville in Houston County.

I have a secondhand report of a BLACK SCOTER seen November 9th at Lake Byllesby in Dakota County. The bird was said to be visible from near the cemetery on the northwest side of the lake.

The fall's first SNOWY OWL was reported by Tom Crumpton on the 7th about eight or nine miles northwest of Williams in Lake of the Woods County.

On the 2nd, Bill Bruins reported a CAROLINA WREN in his backyard in Rochester, Olmsted County.

A first winter GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry at the end of Park Point in Duluth on the 5th. Also seen along Park Point was a HARLEQUIN DUCK at Canal Park near the north side of the breakwall, and two TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE'S at the ball fields by the recreation area. As many as five Townsend's Solitaires were reported by Connie Brunell at Stoney Point in St. Louis County on the 4th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, November 16th 2006.

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