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*Minnesota Statewide
*February 11, 2011

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 11, 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 February 10th, 2011.

A HARLEQUIN DUCK was found by Chad Heins on the 6th at the Knife River marina in Lake County. At Canal Park in Duluth he reported GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, and THAYER'S GULL plus a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER in the Sax- Zim Bog along McDavitt Road about two miles north of Sax Road. He also reports finding a HOARY REDPOLL at the feeders two and a half miles north of Sax Road. Also on the 6th, Mike Hendrickson saw a HOARY REDPOLL in the bog near the feeders at Arkola Road east of Owl Avenue.

Warren Nelson and Butch Ukura found a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 9th along Pietz's Road about a mile north of Aitkin County Road 18 and another on the 4th along county road 1, seven and a quarter miles north of the diversion ditch bridge. They also found a HOARY REDPOLL about half a mile south of the town of Swatara on Aitkin County Road 29.

On the 6th, Bob Williams reported finding a TUFTED TITMOUSE in the town of Elgin in Wabasha County visiting the feeders at the corner of 1st Street NW and 1st Avenue NW.

And 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.

The next scheduled update of this tape is February 17th, 2011.

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