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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 1 Jan 2009 19:13:00 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*January 1, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Barrow's Goldeneye
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Townsend's Solitaire
Varied Thrush
White-throated Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Common Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 1, 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, January 1st 2009.

In Duluth, a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen on December 26th near 21st
Avenue East in a small patch of open water of Lake Superior and with a
flock of Common Goldeneye.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen on the 22nd near Grand Marais, Cook County,
at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Birch Drive. North of the
Sax-Zim bog, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen on the 31st at the junction of
St. Louis County roads 7 and 310. Another was south of here at the
intersection of county roads 28 and 7. And in the southern part of St.
Louis County, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen just north of Cloquet along
county road 33 about a quarter mile south of Maple Grove Road. Back in
the bog, a GREAT GRAY OWL can be seen a mile and a half east of county
road 7 on county road 232, and both an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER were three and a half miles north of
county road 28 on McDavitt Road.

A VARIED THRUSH is being seen in Duluth along the 2200 block of West 4th
Street. Another was reported from Crow Wing County, two and a half miles
south of Deerwood along county road 8. For more details, call Steve or
Jo Blanich at 218-546-5939. And a VARIED THRUSH has been just south of
Little Falls in Morrison County since the 12th at 11453 Hilton Road.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is still at the Ann Lake campground of Sherburne
NWR in Sherburne County. It was most recently reported on the 24th. On
the 25th, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was in Duluth near the Hartley Nature
Center visitors' building.

Elsewhere I have a few reports of overwintering WHITE-THROATED SPARROW,

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, January 8th 2009.