-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*January 1, 2010
*MNST1001.01

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 1, 2010
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 31st 2009.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK is still visiting a feeder in Duluth at 6219 East Superior Street. Take state highway 61 through Duluth to 60th Avenue East, turn left and go two blocks to Superior Street, then turn right to the home. The homeowners request that visitations be limited to a maximum of five people at a time. Birders should park on only Superior Street and should walk quietly up the driveway and before coming to the garage, go left to the back door and watch the feeders from the sidewalk between the driveway and the back door. Do not continue up the driveway or enter the backyard.

A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was still at Point Douglas Park in Washington County on the 26th, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was along the river at Hardman Avenue in St. Paul on the same day.

In Duluth, two GLAUCOUS GULLS and one GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL were found on the 30th behind the sewage plant at 27th Avenue West.

In Aitkin County, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL is being seen along state highway 210 about a mile west of McGregor and another can be found along county road 18 about three miles west of 320th, A GREAT GRAY OWL was reported half a mile west of 320th and another GREAT GRAY OWL was in the Sax-Zim Bog on the 27th along McDavitt Road about four miles north of St. Louis County Road 28.

And a SPOTTED TOWHEE is being seen in Pine County. From I-35 take the state highway 23 exit east for ten miles to the town of Bruno. Turn right at county road 43 and drive through town to the T intersection. Turn left and go about half a mile, then take a right at the first intersection. The feeder is at the first house on the left.

There are also a few scattered reports of COMMON LOON, NORTHERN FLICKER, COMMON GRACKLE, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and HOARY REDPOLL.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, January 7th 2010.