I was also out this morning and did not find the owl. I did see a shrike on 710th St, and another one on Hwy 56 south of Dodge Center.
Returning home, I saw a rough-legged hawk perched in a tree where Hwy 77 crosses the MN River. Unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to get a photo, as that would have meant stopping on the bridge.
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On Feb 5, 2012, at 12:13, Jason Caddy <j.caddy@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I went to look for the Snowy Owl reported on CR 42 west of Hastings without success. I arrived at around 7:15am as did one other birder. We combed the area near Idell Ave. and I found nothing of particular interest other than a large flock of American Tree Sparrows to the north. I'm not sure exactly where the owl was spotted before because Idell Ave. runs north/south so south of this avenue didn't make a lot of sense to me but the other birder said it was to the southwest of the Idell Ave./ CR 42 intersection. I also looked for the Northern Shrike reported on Jacob Ave. without success. Good Birding, Jason Caddy Minneapolis
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