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*Minnesota Statewide
*November 28, 2008

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 28, 2008
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 27th 2008.

A probable GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported from Black Dog Lake in Bloomington, Hennepin County on the 26th. It was eeen on the(east side of the lake from power plant causeway. Both GLAUCOUS GULL and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL have also been reported from here in recent days.

Along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, several species of gulls have been reported, including GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, and THAYER'S GULL.

In Minneapolis, a LONG-TAILED DUCK has been seen at Lake Calhoun since the 26th.

On November 26th, a SNOWY OWL was discovered near the junction of Nicollet County Road 5 and Township Road 154. Another SNOWY OWL was in the Grand Marais, Cook County harbor on the 22nd. A SNOWY OWL was in Todd County on the 25th, one and one half miles east of the town of Long Prairie on highway 27, and on the 22nd, another was in northeastern Chippewa County, three tenths of a mile south of the Swift County line. On the 26th, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was along U.S. Highway 53 just south of Cotton in St. Louis County. A second Hawk Owl was in Beltrami County on the 21st at mile marker 42 of state highway 72. A GREAT GRAY OWL on reported the 23rd along St. Louis County Road 16, half a mile west of Reservoir Road.

And a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still at the Ann Lake campground in Sherburne NWR on the 26th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, December 4th 2008.

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