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*Minnesota Statewide
*November 25, 2006

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 25, 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 Saturday November 25th 2006.

Both a first-winter GLAUCOUS GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL can bee seen on Bailey's Lake in downtown Virginia near Silver Lake in St. Louis County. An adult THAYER'S GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL are being seen on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

On the 24th, Kim Eckert found a late CATTLE EGRET in Winona, Winona County. The bird was at the east end of Lake Winona standing on shore near the small wooden fishing pier.

Two SNOWY OWLS were found on the 19th by Kevin Breault southeast of Sargeant in Mower County. They were along 650th Avenue near 240th Street.

Jason Caddy relocated the two female HARLEQUIN DUCKS on the 17th on the south side of the breakwall at Canal Park in Duluth. Bruce Munson found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER on the 19th near the beachhouse at Duluth's Park Point recreation area.

An AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was in Two Harbors, Lake County, on the 19th along the snowmobile trail south of the Holiday gas station. Up the shore, a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was at the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park visitors' center on the 17th.

About 800 SANDHILL CRANES were reported on the 20th at Carlos Avery Refuge in Anoka County, and 23 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were counted there on the same day. Two TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE were reported from here as well, but at no specific location.

On the 17th, Al Schirmacher reported a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Ann Lake in Sherburne County. Presumably this bird was seen at the campground.

A SUMMER TANAGER is coming to a feeder southwest of Rochester in Olmsted County. The home is located in a development west of the Willow Creek Golf Course along 48th Street Southwest. Go south on U.S. Highway 63 to the 48th Street exit. Go west and turn left on Scenic View Drive. Turn left onto Teak Wood Lane and look for the vacant lot on the left. Park near the group of mailboxes. The bird can be seen coming to the feeders behind the house just after the vacant lot.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, November 30th 2006.

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