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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:22:01 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*January 1, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Common Loon
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Flicker
Spotted Towhee
Black-headed Grosbeak
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Hoary Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 1, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 31st 2009.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK is still visiting a feeder in Duluth at 6219
East Superior Street. Take state highway 61 through Duluth to 60th
Avenue East, turn left and go two blocks to Superior Street, then turn
right to the home. The homeowners request that visitations be limited to
a maximum of five people at a time. Birders should park on only Superior
Street and should walk quietly up the driveway and before coming to the
garage, go left to the back door and watch the feeders from the sidewalk
between the driveway and the back door. Do not continue up the driveway
or enter the backyard.

A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was still at Point Douglas Park in Washington
County on the 26th, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was along the river at
Hardman Avenue in St. Paul on the same day.

In Duluth, two GLAUCOUS GULLS and one GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL were found
on the 30th behind the sewage plant at 27th Avenue West.

In Aitkin County, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL is being seen along state highway
210 about a mile west of McGregor and another can be found along county
road 18 about three miles west of 320th, A GREAT GRAY OWL was reported
half a mile west of 320th and another GREAT GRAY OWL was in the Sax-Zim
Bog on the 27th along McDavitt Road about four miles north of St. Louis
County Road 28.

And a SPOTTED TOWHEE is being seen in Pine County. From I-35 take the
state highway 23 exit east for ten miles to the town of Bruno. Turn
right at county road 43 and drive through town to the T intersection.
Turn left and go about half a mile, then take a right at the first
intersection. The feeder is at the first house on the left.

There are also a few scattered reports of COMMON LOON, NORTHERN FLICKER,

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, January 7th 2010.