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*Minnesota Statewide
*February 18, 2011

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 18, 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 17th, 2011.

A SPRUCE GROUSE was found by Paul Roisen and David Lambeth on the 17th along Lake County Road 2, about two miles north of the Sand River. They also reported a flock of about 200 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 16th in the town of Meadowlands near the Sax-Zim Bog of St. Louis County. A flock of up to 500 was in Ely, St. Louis County, on the 17th along Main Street near Pillow Rock, and as many as 800 were reported by Sparky Stensaas on the 15th along Northfield Street near Woodland Avenue in Duluth.

On the 12th, Peder Svingen found GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and THAYER'S GULL at Canal Park in Duluth.

Jan Green reported a group of four LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 17th at Stoney Point in southeastern St. Louis County.

Spring migrants reports have been coming in slowly. GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, NORTHERN HARRIERS, HORNED LARKS, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS have all been seen moving north, and a few BALD EAGLES are already incubating eggs in some southern parts of the state.

The next scheduled update of this tape is February 24th, 2011.

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