*Minnesota Statewide
*February 12, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 12, 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, February 11th, 2010.

At least one male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still on the Mississippi River at the far eastern end of Lake Pepin in Wabasha County, near Read's Landing.

In Lake County, six LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen on the 11th at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.

Also in Lake County, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was still along state highway 61 at Flood Bay on the 11th, and a hawk owl was seen on the 7th along the Whyte Road, two miles east of the Stony River Forest Road. In Cook County, one was seen on the 9th at the Fall River west of Grand Marais.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was reported on the 4th along Aitkin County Road 1, about a half mile north of county road 21.

In south Minneapolis, a SNOWY OWL was on the roof of a garage along the 4100 block of 21st Avenue on the 9th. Some reports put this bird along 22nd Avenue.

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were in the Sax Zim Bog on the 7th, along McDavitt Road at three and three-quarter miles north and four miles north of Sax Road.

I also have scattered, mostly southerly reports of over-wintering NORTHERN FLICKER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and FOX SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, February 18th, 2010.