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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:45:39 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*February 10, 2012

-Birds mentioned
Barrow's Goldeneye
Prairie Falcon
Glaucous Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Belted Kingfisher
American Three-toed Woodpecker

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 10, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for February 9th, 2012.

In Cook County, a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was reported by Chris Wood on
the 6th at Paradise Beach 14 miles northeast of Grand Marais.

On the 7th, Gary Otnes found a PRAIRIE FALCON near the Orwell Reservoir
southwest of Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County.

The NORTHERN HAWK OWL near Gooseberry Falls State Park in Lake County
was still there on the 8th. It's been found most recently along state
highway 61 at the Gooseberry River.

On the 5th, Karl Bardon reported a record-high 34 GLAUCOUS GULLS in
Duluth at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District plant near 27th
Avenue West.

An AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was discovered by Herb Dingman on the
4th in northeastern Crow Wing County near the intersection of county
road 1 and Low's Lake Road.

Finally, several people have called to report overwintering BELTED
KINGFISHERS at ponds and open water in the southeastern parts of the

The next scheduled update of this tape is February 16th, 2012.