Via Springbrook Nature Center, I received a second-hand report of a
Townsend's Solitaire sighted by Kelly Brannick on October 31 in the
southeastern corner of Elk River. The identification was backed up by a
good-enough (close-up or zoom lens?) photo of the bird taken through an
office window. The sighting was at 15970 Jarvis St., NW, Elk River,
just north of Hwy. 10. This is right on the Sherburne-Anoka County line.
The sighting was only about 200 yards west of the edge of The Links at
Northfork Golf Course, perhaps where the bird is finding acceptable
habitat. The Solitaire was last seen flying east toward the golf
course, and it hasn't been resighted by Mr. Brannick since the 31st.
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