Earl's turkey sighting reminded that I intended to post that on Wednesday,
June 13, 2012 I saw a hen turkey with at least 2 chicks in Cass County at
the intersection of CR 48 (Lake Washburn Rd) and CR 55. I assume these
birds were wild - the area is heavily forested and not very populated save
for lake residences. As an aside, over the past 2-3 years a friend of mine
reported turkeys in Itasca County along CR 17 a few miles from the CR 63
intersection - these birds are presumed wild as well.
Grand Rapids, MN
jwbp54 AT gmail dot com
On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Earl Orf <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I was birding in Itasca County along CR 72 south of Warba this morning and
> found two birds of special interest.
> The first was a Wild Turkey that I am convinced was actually wild. It was
> Cr 72 near the intersection with CR 430. That's just north of the line with
> Aitkin County.
> Later I saw a Great Gray Owl hunting along CR 72. That's the first Great
> Gray I've seen here in the summer. A year or two ago Sparky Stensaas told
> he saw one in this same area while doing a bird survey during the summer. I
> can't remember if he actually found a nest or not. But it appears that we
> may have breeding Great Gray Owls here in Itasca County. It's a nice Spruce
> bog so the habitat is right.
> Earl Orf
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