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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 07:07:32 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*December 3, 2010

-Birds mentioned
White-winged Scoter
Barrow's Goldeneye
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Townsend's Solitaire
Varied Thrush

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 3, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for December 2nd, 2010.

A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was reported from the southeast corner of
Lake Vadnais in Ramsey County on November 28th, along with a couple of

In Aitkin County, Greg Seegert reported two GREAT GRAY OWLS on the 27th
along county road 18 at its junction with Pietz's Road. Warren Nelson
found a Great Gray half a mile west of here on November 23rd. In the
Sax-Zim Bog area of St. Louis County, two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were found
on December 2nd by Sparky Stensaas along Stone Lake Road. And Beth
Siverhus reported a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was still in Beltrami County on
November 29th along state highway 72 at mile marker 48.

Greg Seegert found two BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS on the 27th along
McDavitt Road in the Sax-Zim Bog, about 2.5 miles north of Sax Road.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is still being seen at the north end of Lake
Vadnais in Ramsey County feeding in the cedars on the west side of
County Road F.

Jim Ostendorf of Sturgeon Lake, Pine County, reports a VARIED THRUSH has
been at his bird feeder along Wagon Wheel Road since November 23rd.

And finally, the Eurasian Tree Sparrow previously reported in Kandiyohi
County was last seen on November 28th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is December 9th, 2010.