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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 08:48:07 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*November 23, 2013

-Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Tundra Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Cattle Egret
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Lewis's Woodpecker
Prairie Falcon

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 23, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Friday November 22nd, 2013.

The LEWIS'S WOODPECKER is still being seen at the feeders of Janet
Anderson in the town of Roosevelt. This is along Roseau County Road 17
just north of highway 11 and the first house on the left after passing
over railroad tracks. Please do not call or bother the Andersons in the
evenings, and note that the bird also visits the house directly to the
east in Lake of the Woods County.

I have a report but no details of a PRAIRIE FALCON seen on the 11th near
Hawley in Clay County.

Two MUTE SWANS were associating with several hundred TUNDRA SWANS on the
Mississippi River about a mile south of the Weaver boat landing in
Wabasha County on the 15th.

On the 22nd, a LONG-TAILED DUCK was found on Medicine Lake in Plymouth,
Hennepin County. It was seen from the swimming beach at French Park.

There was a late CATTLE EGRET seen on the 7th at corner of Anoka County
Road 18 and Furman Street, which is about three miles west of Forest
Lake in the town of Columbus. And a late BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen
on the 12th at Miesville Ravine County Park in Dakota County.

On the 21st, there were still more than 6,000 SANDHILL CRANES at
Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County, and there was a late OSPREY
photographed on November 19th at West Rush Lake Landing, in Chisago

The next scheduled update is Thursday November 28th, 2013.