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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:52:17 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*December 30, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
Barrow's Goldeneye
Northern Hawk Owl
Townsend's Solitaire

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 30, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for December 30th, 2010.

Jim Mattsson found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at Point Douglas Park in
Washington County on the 27th.

Craig Mandel reported a HARLEQUIN DUCK at Blue Lake in Scott County on
the 25th. Access to the lake is at least a 20 minute walk from the
parking lot of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Wilkie

In the Sax-Zim Bog, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL is still being seen along
McDavitt Road, two miles north of Sax Road. Another was found by Sarah
Glesner in Lake County on the 25th, along the Stony River Forest Road
about 8.3 miles south of state highway 1.

In Washington County, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was at the junction of
state highway 5 and Jamaca Avenue on the 20th. A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is
still being seen at the north end of Lake Vadnais in Ramsey County
feeding in the cedars on the west side of County Road F. And one was
seen by Jim Lind in Two Harbors, Lake County on the 24th, along the 300
block of 2nd Avenue.

The next scheduled update of this tape is January 6th, 2011.