The Varied Thrush was still present this morning near Sherburne NWR at 14526
281St Avenue (just off CR 1).
The Townsend's Solitaire was reported at Ann Lake/Sand Dunes on Sunday.
In addition, I have a second report of a Northern Saw-whet Owl at Ann Lake.
It was initially reported in December .2 of a mile east of the parking lot.
On Sunday it was seen in one of the mixed deciduous/juniper stands of trees
south of the parking lot. To be honest, I have attempted to find that
Saw-whet on four occasions (including once at night), without success - but
two other birders have found it.
Good birding to all!
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties
PS Hoping to sneak up to Aitkin on Friday for owls and winter finches - any
recent information would be greatly appreciated!
PSS For those who have inquired, Nate's preliminary diagnosis is epilepsy,
controllable by medication; some testing still remains. He's able to play
basketball and bird; driving, climbing and parts of work are out for a
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