*October 25, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 25, 2012
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 Thursday October 25th, 2012.
On the 23rd, Conny Brunell found a SURF SCOTER on Lake Harriet in
Minneapolis, Hennepin County. Another has been on Lake Waconia in Carver
County for the past week, and Andrew Nyhus found one on October 22nd at
the Stokman WMA in Blue Earth County. Three Surf Scoters and a BLACK
SCOTER were at the Wells wastewater treatment plant in Blue Earth County
on the 21st. And a Surf Scoter was at Perch Lake in Lincoln County on
A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was seen at the Ann Lake campground parking lot
in Sherburne County on the 22nd. On the 20th, a VARIED THRUSH was
reported from the Blue Hill Trail at Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County.
It was seen near the pine stand beyond the return loop from the
On the 22nd, Mike Henry reported a CAROLINA WREN on Plummer Circle in
Rochester, Olmsted County. This was just east of U.S. Highway 52 and
south of 9th Street SW.
Shawn Conrad reported 20 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS near the Shoreline Inn at the
Grand Marais harbor, Cook County, on the 17th.
On the 19th, a SUMMER TANAGER was visiting a feeder in Hutchinson,
McLeod County. It was seen along Hillcrest Road NE between 6th Avenue
East and College Avenue.
Kim Eckert found a flock of 50 SMITH'S LONGSPURS at the Russell sewage
ponds in Lyon County on October 21st.
And a HOARY REDPOLL was in Duluth on the 22nd.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday November 1st, 2012.