*Minnesota Statewide
*November 26, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 26, 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 November 25th, 2011.

Peder Svingen found a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the 19th at Park Point in Duluth and it was still present on the 25th.

A SUMMER TANAGER is still being seen at the Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings, Washington County. The nature center is located at 12805 Saint Croix Trail.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK has been on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis since Chet Meyers reported it on the 21st. Another was seen on the 23rd by Dedrick Benz at the Highway 26 Overlook to the Mississippi River south of Brownsville in Houston County. A SURF SCOTER was seen by John Ellis on the 19th at the public landing of Lake Osakis in Todd County. Al Schirmacher reported a BLACK SCOTER on the 25th at the Wealthwood pull-off to Mille Lacs Lake in Aitkin County. And Lars Benson found a HARLEQUIN DUCK at Paradise Beach on Lake Superior on the 25th. Paradise Beach is about 14 miles up the shore from Grand Marais, Cook County.

Several SNOWY OWLS have been reported in the past week. The following were all found on November 25th: one seen by Bruce Brecke in Houston County between Caledonia and Brownsville and near the intersection of county roads 3 and 24. Shawn Conrad and Earl Orf found two SNOWY OWLS on the eastern edge of Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca County. Dave Bartkey reported of one along Steele County Road 23 about 2.5 miles east of Waseca County Road 4. And Kevin Kowalcyk found one a mile west and a quarter mile south of Royalton on the Benton/Morrison County Line. Earlier, on November 20th, a SNOWY OWL was just north of Ramsey County Road B and west of McKnight Road in St. Paul.

On November 21st, Kelly Blackledge at the Tamarac NWR in Becker County reported a VARIED THRUSH at the headquarters feeding station. Another was found on the 19th along the 4300 block of Cooke Street in east Duluth.

The next scheduled update of this tape is December 1st, 2011.