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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 09:45:19 -0600
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*Minnesota Statewide
*October 30, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Ferruginous Hawk
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Townsend's Solitaire
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Pine Grosbeak

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 30, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 29th 2009.

On October 29th, a possible FERRUGINOUS HAWK was seen briefly near the
town of Wilmont in Nobles County, though I have no specific location.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was at Spring Lake Regional Park in Dakota County on the
27th. A GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the 27th at the end of Park
Point in Duluth, and a GLAUCOUS GULL was there on the 28th. A THAYER'S
GULL was at nearby Canal Park on the 28th. A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen
on the 26th at the Park Point rowing club, and three WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS were at 36th Street on bay side of Park Point.

Seven WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and two BLACK SCOTERS were reported on the
23rd at Paradise Beach in Cook County, and eight LONG-TAILED DUCKS were
along state highway 61 between mile markers 117 and 118 on the same day.
A SURF SCOTER was found on the 24th at the Silver Bay marina in Cook
County, and another has been on Pickeral Lake in Freeborn County since
the 25th.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was at the Ann Lake campground of the Sherburne
NWR on the 27th.

Unusual is the very late PROTHONOTARY WARBLER being seen in Bloomington,
Hennepin County. Since the 27th it's been found on the trail that runs
west from the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge parking lot near the middle of the
second boardwalk. A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was seen on the 19th
along West River Parkway in Hennepin County. A few PINE GROSBEAKS have
been reported in northern Minnesota,

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 29th 2009.