*December 24, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 24, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for December 22nd, 2011.
In Duluth, Karl Bardon reports that a probable GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL is
being seen at Canal Park, along with at least four GREAT BLACK-BACKED
GULLS, five ICELAND GULLS, eighteen THAYER'S GULLS, and fourteen
GLAUCOUS GULLS. A male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, was still present here on the
21st. Betsy Beneke reported a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the 21st, from the
boat ramp at the Municipal Park in Sauk Rapids, Benton County.
On December 23rd, a SNOWY OWL was reported by Alex Cruz in Minneapolis
near the junction of Glenwood Avenue and I-394.
A CAROLINA WREN was still at the feeders at the Visitor Center at Wild
River State Park in Chisago County on the 20th.
A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found on the 17th along the 2300 block of
East 5th Street in Duluth and another was along the 4200 block of
McCulloch Street in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth on the 18th. A
Townsend's Solitaire was in Sherburne County on the 17th, along
Sherburne County Road 5, about four-and-a-half miles south of the
Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive.
And in Minneapolis, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on the 19th feeding
on cedar berries on the south side of Lake Nokomis.
The next scheduled update of this tape is December 29th, 2011.