*Minnesota Statewide
*January 28, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 28, 2011
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 January 27th, 2011.

Mike Hendrickson reported a SPRUCE GROUSE along Lake County Road 2, about a mile north of the Sand River. He also relocated the VARIED THRUSH in Ely, St. Louis County, across from the Pillow Rock historical marker at the 2100 block of Main Street.

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS are still being seen in the Sax-Zim Bog area of St. Louis County. Check the snowshoe trail on the east side of McDavitt Road about two and a half miles north of Sax Road.

Very unusual was the January 23rd report of a GRAY JAY in Prior Lake in Scott County. The observation was quick and I suspect it may have been a Northern Shrike, but if it is seen again, I will update this report.

The next scheduled update of this tape is February 3rd, 2011.