*December 31, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 31, 2011
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 December 30th, 2011.
In Duluth, that GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL is still being seen daily at Canal
Park but also occasionally at 27th Avenue West, Other gulls in the area
include GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, THAYER'S GULL, and
I have a secondhand report of a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, seen on the 26th on
the Mississippi River at the state highway 61 pull-out north of Reads
Landing in Wabasha County.
Howard Towle reported a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on the 30th at the Ann Lake
campground in Sherburne County, about a quarter of a mile south of the
parking lot. Another was reported on the 29th by Jim Otto at the Castle
Rock cemetery, which is along Alverno Avenue about a quarter of a mile
north of Dakota County Road 80. And on the 25th, Robin LaFortune found
one at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve near Delano in Hennepin County. The
location is east of Rattail Lake, south of the hiking trail and west of
County Road 92. That TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE which has been at Carpenter
Nature Center in Washington County since November 27th was seen again on
Steve Millard reports that both TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and VARIED THRUSH
were seen on the Fergus Falls CBC in Otter Tail County on the 17th. In
Duluth, a VARIED THRUSH is visiting the feeders 6219 East Superior
Street, and it was last reported on the 25th.
The next scheduled update of this tape is January 5th 2012.