*Minnesota Statewide
*January 23, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

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 19th.

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.