*October 31, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 31, 2012
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 Wednesday October 31st, 2012.
On October 30th, Tammy Holmer found a CLARK'S NUTCRACKER along Ramsey
County Road I at its intersection with St. Albans Street in northeastern
Shoreview, and the bird has been at this location all day today. Look
for it in the grassy area between County Road I and the bike path to the
On the 27th, a first state record CASSIN'S KINGBIRD was identified in
Grand Marais, Cook County and it was still being seen today. It was
originally found in the mountain ash tree behind the East Bay Hotel, but
more recently it's been frequenting the area around the court house
building. And check near the corner of 3rd Avenue West and 2nd Street
where a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD has also been seen. On the 29th, Drew Smith
found a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE in a mountain ash tree next to the Trading
Post in downtown Grand Marais.
In Sherburne County, two TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRES were at the Ann Lake
campground parking lot on the 30th. And on the 26th, Barb Kull reported
a partially albinistic SANDHILL CRANE in a wetland on Sherburne County
Road 1, north of county road 4.
Two HARLEQUIN DUCKS, five WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and about a dozen
LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen by Anthony Hertzel and Peder Svingen at
Paradise Beach in Cook County on the 27th.
A CAROLINA WREN was reported on the 24th by Janice Bergstrom along the
17000 block of 40th Street NW in South Haven, Wright County.
Other birds reported recently include THAYER'S GULL, BOHEMIAN WAXWING,
COMMON REDPOLL, PINE GROSBEAK, and EVENING GROSBEAK.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday November 8th, 2012.