*December 19, 2008
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 19, 2008
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 Thursday, December 18th 2008.
On December 18th, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found the Mississippi River
at the Red Wing wastewater treatment facility in Goodhue County. This is
about a quarter of a mile upriver from the power plant. A HARLEQUIN DUCK
has been near here since the 12th at the Point Douglas area of
Washington County under the railroad bridge.
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was found on the 18th at the junction of St. Louis
County Roads 28 and 7. In Koochiching County, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was
along U.S. Highway 71 just south of Big Falls and another was just north
of Little Fork. And a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen on the 13th at the
entrance to the Duluth International Airport at the north end of Haines
Road. Five NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were along state highway 72 between Lake
of the Woods County Road 77 and the Beltrami County town of Waskish.
Another was on Shoreline Drive north of Upper Red Lake, and one was
along Beltrami County Road 40 northeast of Waskish. In Lake of the Woods
County, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL can be seen two miles north of the
Faunce-Butterfield Road along the Roosevelt Road. In Roseau County, four
NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were north of the town of Roseau. Three of these were
along state highway 310 and one on the Sprague Creek Road. A GREAT GRAY
OWL was also seen along highway 310. Another GREAT GRAY OWL is in the
Sax-Zim Bog area of St. Louis County along Nichols Lake Road, a mile and
a half east mile of St. Louis County Road 7. A GREAT GRAY OWL can be
seen on West Melrude Road, a mile and a half east of U.S. Highway 53. A
GREAT GRAY OWL is along the East Melrude Road, about two miles north of
St. Louis County Road 52. In Beltrami County, a GREAT GRAY OWL was near
Hines on the 11th, between Blackduck and Tenstrike. On the 13th, one was
along Itasca County Road 10, just south of County Road 445.
A SNOWY OWL has been at the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport since the
13th, across from the glycol facility on Cargo Road.
In Itasca County, Sherry Miner had a CAROLINA WREN visit her home on
Wabana Lake on the 12th.
A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is still at the Ann Lake campground of Sherburne
NWR in Sherburne County. It was most recently reported on the 17th. A
VARIED THRUSH is still in Ely, St. Louis County, along the 1200 block of
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, December 25th 2008.