*Minnesota Statewide
*February 24, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 24, 2012
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 February 23rd, 2012.

In Duluth, the adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found again on the 17th between 13th Avenue East and 42nd Avenue East. And the VARIED THRUSH was still at the feeders at 6219 East Superior Street on the 17th. Birders are welcome to look for this bird, but are asked to stay between the driveway and the back door and not venture beyond the back of the house.

Up the North Shore from Duluth, the NORTHERN HAWK OWL is still being seen near Gooseberry Falls State Park in Lake County. Check along state highway 61 about a mile and a quarter northeast of the Gooseberry River. And an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER is still being seen on the east side of the Sawbill Landing Road near Isabella, 0.2 miles north of Forest Road 172.

On the 19th, that LONG-TAILED DUCK was still at Point Douglas Park in Washington County where it has appartently chosen to over-winter.

On the 18th, Heidi Hughes reported a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE near the parking lot at the Agassiz Audubon Center at Warren in Polk County.

A CAROLINA WREN was still at the Wild River State Park Visitor Center feeders in Chisago County where it has been since December 10th. And the VARIED THRUSH first seen January 17th in Hasting, Dakota County, at 17774 Blackbird Trail was still present today.

Only a few new spring migrants have been reported since last week, which include AMERICAN GOLDENEYE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this tape is March 1st, 2012.