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Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:39:13 -0700
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*Minnesota Statewide
*December 17, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Iceland Gull
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Acorn Woodpecker

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 17, 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 16th, 2010.

On the 14th, I had a report of a possible ACORN WOODPECKER in Eden
Prairie, Hennepin County, but despite extensive searches, the bird has
not been seen since. Nevertheless, directions are to take Flying Cloud
Drive west from its junction with Pioneer Trail for three miles. Turn
north on Dell Road and drive three-quarters of a mile to where Dell Road
splits off to the east from Stable Path. Staying on Dell Road, drive 300
yards farther to Geisler Road. Turn right on Geisler Road and drive
another 300 yards to the left turn at Laforet Drive. Turning onto
Laforet Drive, after 500 feet, look for the short turn off to the right.
Park and walk the paths in these woods to the east and southeast.

On December 8th, Beth Siverhus saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Roseau County
along state highway 11 just east of Salol. Seven more were found by
David Alexander over the weekend along state highway 72 between Kelliher
in Beltrami County and Baudette in Lake of the Woods County. A SNOWY OWL
was banded on Wheeler's Point Road on the west side of Baudette about a
quarter of a mile north of state highway 11.

On the 15th, Scott Loss found an ICELAND GULL the Mississippi River in
South St. Paul south of the I-494 bridge.

The next scheduled update of this tape is December 23rd, 2010.