*Minnesota Statewide
*January 23, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Barrow's Goldeneye
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Townsend's Solitaire
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 23, 2009
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, January 22nd 2009.

In Duluth, an immature GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen at 21 East
College Street on the 17th but has not been observed recently.

Also in Duluth, the male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was at Canal Park on the

A SNOWY OWL was in Clay County on January 18th at the Crystal Sugar
Ponds near Moorhead, on the dike near the intersection of 28th Avenue
and 28th Street. On the 20th, a Snowy Owl was on the East Bank of the
University of Minnesota near the junction of 15th and University
Avenues. In Dodge County, a Snowy Owl was seen on the 16th, a quarter of
a mile east of county road 3 and south of county road 4. And a Snowy Owl
was in Murray County on the 15th near mile marker 21 of highway 30, four
miles west of Lake Wilson.

Unusual was the one-day appearance of a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Nicollet
County on the 20th. The bird was found in North Mankato between Candi
Lane and Mary Lane, but has not been seen since its initial discovery.

On the 18th, both a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and a HARLEQUIN DUCK were on the
Mississippi River near Hastings, Dakota County.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was seen on the 20th at the Ann Lake campground
in Sherburne County. It was along the path to the right of the parking
lot, one mile east of county road 5. Another solitaire was in Duluth on
the 17th along East Flynn Road, a tenth of a mile east of McQuade Road.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, January 29th 2009.