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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 09:43:53 -0700
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Monday Dec 21, 2009

Sax-Zim CBC 

The ten participants in the 24th Consecutive Sax-Zim CBC turned up a near-record 33 species.
Mild conditions with a low of 20 degrees and a high of 24 degrees. Snow fell most of the day.

BOREAL OWL--Found by Tony Hertzel at dawn. On Owl Avenue (CR 202/203 N. of Meadowlands) at point where Owl Avenue angles to the Northeast. It was seen perched briefly then flew S-SE as if making an attack. Further searching did not turn up the bird later in the day. This is the 7TH OWL SPECIES recorded by the Sax-Zim CBC.

N. HAWK-OWL--Along CR133 1.5 miles East of CR7 (south side)

AMERICAN ROBIN--First for this count

Bald Eagle--21 (RECORD #)
Rough-legged Hawk--1
Ruffed Grouse--19
Sharp-tailed Grouse--3
Rock Pigeon--11
Boreal Owl--1
N. Hawk-Owl--1
Downy Woodpecker--4
Hairy Woodpecker--12
Pileated Woodpecker--4
Black-backed Woodpecker--4 (Lk Nichols Rd bog 1.4 mi W of 53)
Gray Jay--7
Blue Jay--42
Black-billed Magpie--2
American Crow--178 (RECORD #)
Common Raven--301 (RECORD #)
Black-capped Chickadee--307
Boreal Chickadee--9 (Boreal Owl spot, Admiral Rd deer carcass, Lk Nichols Rd)
Red-breasted Nuthatch--94
White-breasted Nuthatch--7
Golden-crowned Kinglet--1
Northern Shrike--5
European Starling--52
American Robin--1
Snow Bunting--8
Pine Grosbeak--75
Evening Grosbeak--2
White-winged Crossbill--186
Common Redpoll--311
Pine Siskin--50
Purple Finch--53
American Goldfinch--104  (RECORD #)
House Sparrow--29

Participants: Dave Benson, Lars Benson, Fud Evans, Anthony Hertzel, John Hyde, Sandy Rogenkamp, Sparky Stensaas, Alex Watson, Larry Weber, Joshua Yokel.

Sparky Stensaas 
2515 Garthus Road 
Wrenshall, MN 55797 
218.341.3350 cell 
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