*Minnesota Statewide
*December 13, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: December 13, 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 Thursday December 13th, 2012.

I have a report of a CLARK'S NUTCRACKER seen in Shoreview, Ramsey County. It was reported in the vicinity of 3900 Northwoods Drive.

Among the gulls still being reported at lakes Harriet, Calhoun, and Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis are GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, THAYER'S GULL, and GLAUCOUS GULL. An adult Great Black-backed Gull was also at Black Dog Lake in Dakota County on the 8th.

On December 12th, a male HARLEQUIN DUCK was in the Grand Marais harbor in Cook County.

On the 8th, Russ Ergen photographed a late WESTERN GREBE in Two Harbors, Lake County, off Lighthouse Point between Agate Bay and Burlington Bay. Mike North had a VARIED THRUSH visit his yard on the 5th, along Cass County Road 36, four miles east of Pillager.

A few CAROLINA WRENS are still being seen around the state. Recent locations include: Locust Street and 4th Street East, in Hastings, Dakota County Tom and Elizabeth Bell's yard along Pioneer Road South, Grey Cloud Island, St. Paul Park, Washington County Brian Plath's yard west of Austin, Mower County Lance Vrieze's yard, in Rochester, Olmsted County Along the Mississippi River at pool 8, in Houston County

A very late AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported December 8th at the west outflow to Black Dog Lake in Dakota County. Steve Bachman had a late GRAY CATBIRD in his yard in Shoreview, Ramsey County on the 13th. And Dan Versaw found a late FIELD SPARROW on the 11th at Riverwood Park in Hastings in Dakota County.

Finally, COMMON REDPOLLS, PINE GROSBEAKS and EVENING GROSBEAKS have been reported in many parts of southern and eastern Minnesota.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday December 20th, 2012.