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Subject:Snow buntings in 3 metro counties today
From:Jim Ryan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jim Ryan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 6 Nov 2011 22:05:25 -0600
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Hello birders,

Out and about birding the metro with Diane today yielded some early winter
birds and late fall migrants:

*Snow Buntings* - 1 in Ramsey (Red Rock Road), 5 in Washington (100th. St)
and 15 in Dakota County (180th st. Marsh).


Wood Lake Nature Center had:

*Song sparrow* - 1 near feeders (but not AT the feeder)

*Fox sparrow*s - today and yesterday

*Tree sparrow * - only 1


Vadnais lake was also productive:

*Common Loon* - 15 yds from car!

*Ring-necked Ducks* - at least *200 *

*Common Goldeneye *- about 40

*Redhead *- 2

*Double-CRESTED cormorant *- 3

*Wood Ducks* - about a half dozen

*Hooded Merganser *- at least a dozen.


180th Street marsh also yielded a small blackbird flock with

*Brown-headed Cowbird* - 1 male

*Rusty Blackbird *- 1 female

*Red-winged Blackbirds* (males & females)

*Starlings* - about 3 in this flock. Several small murmurations also seen
elsewhere today.

-- 
Sincerely,

Jim Ryan
Saint Paul's Westside
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One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and
Nature shall not be broken. -* Leo Tolstoy*

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty. - *Lucius Annaeus
Seneca*
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