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*Minnesota Statewide
*January 7, 2011

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 7, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for January 6th, 2011.

On January 5th, Bill Unzen reported an adult gray-morph GYRFALCON near the junction of Lac qui Parle County Roads 66 and 69.

On January 4th, a SNOWY OWL found by Dan and Barbara Williams on the west side of Lake of the Woods County Road 3 between county roads 35 and 1.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was still in the Sax-Zim Bog on the 5th along McDavitt Road two miles north of Sax Road.

A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen on the 4th in the Sax-Zim Bog along St. Louis County Road 7, a quarter of a mile north of county road 133. Another was seen on the 6th along the Hedbom Logging Road in Aitkin County, two and a half miles west of the east gate. And a GREAT GRAY OWL was in Lake County on the 1st along state highway 1 about three miles south of the Spruce Road.

Numerous gulls are still in the Duluth harbor, including THAYER'S GULL, ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Matt Mecklenburg found a female AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in Lake County on the 1st along the old Tomahawk Road about five miles east of state highway 1.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is still being seen at the north end of Lake Vadnais feeding in the cedars on the west side of Sucker Lake Road about a third of a mile south of Ramsey County Road F.

A VARIED THRUSH is being seen in Aitkin County, and birders interested in seeing the bird should contact the landowner, Dolores, at 218-549-3158 for permission and directions.

And a HARRIS'S SPARROW is overwintering at Koni Frank's feeder in Dassel, Meeker County, along 708th Avenue.

The next scheduled update of this tape is January 13th, 2011.

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