*Minnesota Statewide
*December 31, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 31, 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 December 30th, 2011.

In Duluth, that GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL is still being seen daily at Canal Park but also occasionally at 27th Avenue West, Other gulls in the area include GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, THAYER'S GULL, and GLAUCOUS GULL.

I have a secondhand report of a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, seen on the 26th on the Mississippi River at the state highway 61 pull-out north of Reads Landing in Wabasha County.

Howard Towle reported a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on the 30th at the Ann Lake campground in Sherburne County, about a quarter of a mile south of the parking lot. Another was reported on the 29th by Jim Otto at the Castle Rock cemetery, which is along Alverno Avenue about a quarter of a mile north of Dakota County Road 80. And on the 25th, Robin LaFortune found one at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve near Delano in Hennepin County. The location is east of Rattail Lake, south of the hiking trail and west of County Road 92. That TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE which has been at Carpenter Nature Center in Washington County since November 27th was seen again on December 24th.

Steve Millard reports that both TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and VARIED THRUSH were seen on the Fergus Falls CBC in Otter Tail County on the 17th. In Duluth, a VARIED THRUSH is visiting the feeders 6219 East Superior Street, and it was last reported on the 25th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is January 5th 2012.