*February 5, 2010
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 5, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 4th, 2010.
On the 3rd, at least one male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still on the
Mississippi River at the far eastern end of Lake Pepin in Wabasha
County, near Read's Landing.
Two LONG-TAILED DUCKS were on Lake Superior at Father Baraga's Cross in
Schroeder, Cook County on the 3rd, and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was about
ten miles up the shore from Duluth on the 1st.
In the Sax-Zim Bog of St. Louis County, a GREAT GRAY OWL was found on
the 4th on the north side of Stone Lake Road, about a mile east of
county road 7.
Six NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were seen on the 3rd along the North Shore of
Lake Superior. In Lake County, they were seen at Flood Bay, Gooseberry
Falls State Park, and one mile east of Little Marais. In Cook County one
was along county road 7, a mile and a half north of highway 61, and two
were found a mile east of Sugar Loaf Cove. Hawk Owls have also been
reported from the Sax-Zim Bog of St. Louis County and on the east side
of Leech Lake along Cass County Road 73, about two miles west of county
In Melrude, St. Louis County, a BOREAL OWL made a brief appearance in
Ben Yokel's yard on the 2nd.
At Sherburne NWR, a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER is being seen at the Ann
Lake campground, about 200 yards east of the parking lot. And just north
of nearby Zimmerman, a VARIED THRUSH is still visiting the house on the
southwest side of Elk Lake.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, February 11th, 2010.
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