*Minnesota Statewide
*December 17, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 17, 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, December 17th 2009.

A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was still at Point Douglas Park in Washington County on the 17th. This is across the Mississippi River from Prescott, WI. Another was found at the mouth of the French River east of Duluth on the 16th.

On the 11th, a LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen from the pedestrian overpass at Grand and Hardman Avenues in South St. Paul, Ramsey County, and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was there on the 13th.

A couple of GREAT GRAY OWLS have been reported from Aitkin County since the 12th along county road 18 about half a mile west of Pietz's Road. A VARIED THRUSH has been seen at a feeder just west of Alexandria in Douglas County since December 1st. Please call park personnel at the Lake Carlos State Park headquarters for additional information.

At least one TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still at the Ann Lake campground in Sherburne NWR on the 17th.

And on the 16th, a late SAVANNAH SPARROW was found along the bike path near the southwest corner of the Northbrook Shopping Center parking lot in Rochester, Olmsted County.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, December 24th 2009.