Minnesota Statewide/Twin Cities

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*November 21, 1996

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide/Twin Cities
Date: November 21, 1996
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (612) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (tony@mill2.MillComm.COM)
Re-transcriber: David Cahlander (dac@skypoint.com)

This is the Minnesota birding report for Thursday November 21st sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The POMARINE JAEGER has been seen as recently as November 19th on Lake Pepin in Wabasha County. Reports indicate the bird spends much of its time towards the center of the lake, and often wanders far over to the Wisconsin side. Interestingly, though it is accidental in all four states, Pomarine Jaegers are being reported this fall from Iowa and Illinois as well as Wisconsin and Minnesota.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was reported by Doug Johnson, four miles north of the town of Kelliher on state highway 72 in Beltrami County. It has been at this location since November 9th. Another NORTHERN HAWK OWL was reported from Polk County at the Mentor Prairie on November 10th. This is about two miles northwest of downtown Mentor on U.S. highway 2. And Warren Nelson has found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL along Aitkin county road 18, 6/10s of a mile west of county road 5.

John Moriarty reported a SNOWY OWL from the Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain. The bird was seen November 18th north of the junction of Hennepin county roads 12 and 24. Two SNOWY OWL reports have come in from John Schladweiler. One bird reported to him on November 14th was found about five miles east of the town of Madelia in Watonwan County, and the other was located about three miles southeast of Appleton in Swift County. Two additional SNOWY OWLS have been reported from unspecified locations near the town of Bemidji in Beltrami County.

The third VARIED THRUSH of the season is being seen near the town of Almelund in Chisago County along county road 16 which is also known as Wild Mountain Road.

COMMON REDPOLLS were reported on November 10th from Marshall in Lyon County and 25 Redpolls were seen by Jacob Miller in Waverly in Wright County on the 20th. And Finally, Doug Johnson reported on November 19th that he found several WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS just NE of the town of Bemidji.

Other birds reported to me include a GLAUCOUS GULL at Black Dog Lake in Dakota County, a late GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET in St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, plus from various locations COMMON LOON, PIED-BILLED GREBE, BALD EAGLE, COMMON SNIPE, MOURNING DOVE, NORTHERN FLICKER, CEDAR WAXWING, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and SNOW BUNTING.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday November 28th.

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