Minnesota Minnesota Statewide RBA

Statewide RBA phone number: 763-780-8890 or 1-800-657-3700

Previous reports: September 28, October 5 12 19 26, November 2 9.
Other Hotlines: Minnesota Duluth/North Shore | Detroit Lakes

*Minnesota Statewide
*November 16, 2006

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 16, 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 16th 2006.

A late WESTERN GREBE was on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, on the 16th.

At Canal Park in Duluth, the two previously-reported HARLEQUIN DUCKS were still present on the 16th near the south breakwall. Also present was a first-winter GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, a first-winter GLAUCOUS GULL, and an adult THAYER'S GULL.

Warren Nelson reports a SNOWY OWL was seen on the 14th about eight miles north of Aitkin along Aitkin County Road 1. A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was also along Aitkin County Road 1 on the 12th.

On the 14th, Jim Mattsson found BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and WILSON'S SNIPE, all at the western end of Lake Byllesby in Goodhue County.

On the 16th, Bill Buins reported two CAROLINA WRENS at his feeder in Rochester, Olmsted County. Another was on the western shore of Lotus Lake in Chanhassen, Carver County on the 12th and again on the 16th. Check especially along Hopi Road.

At Park Point in Duluth, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was in the crabapple trees about 150 yards south of 43rd Street. Another was still in Two Harbors, Lake County, on the 11th near the lighthouse.

A male VARIED THRUSH was in Bob Ekblad's yard in Byron, Olmsted County on the 15th. On the 12th, Bruce Perry had a Varied Thrush at his home in Andover, along Anoka County Road 7 just north of 173rd Avenue.

Finally, a KRIDER'S RED-TAILED HAWK has been reported by several observers at the Black Dog Road exit off of 35W in Burnsville. A few SANDHILL CRANES were in the Weaver Bottoms in Wabasha County on the 11th. And a very late BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Bill Kass's feeder in Rochester on the 13th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, November 23rd 2006.

Send your rare and unusual Minnesota sightings to our internet list sevice: MOU-net@cbs.umn.edu.
Learn more about MOU-net.

Return to Home Page