*Minnesota Statewide
*November 4, 2013

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 4, 2013
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 Monday November 4th, 2013.

There has been very little to report on over the past couple of weeks. Most observations have been of late migrants and of lingering individual birds.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was in Cook County on the third. It was found by Doug Kieser along the Gunflint Trail about a mile north of Grand Marais near fire call #723. A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was also seen in the Grand Marais area, at 1st Street and 5th Avenue.

At Canal Park in Duluth, I have reports of up to seven THAYER'S GULLS and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL roosting on the harbor break wall. On the 3rd, Mike Hendrickson reported a LONG-TAILED DUCK just northeast of Duluth at the McQuade Road safe harbor along Scenic Highway 61. Conny Brunell found both a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis on the 1st.

At Lake Byllesby, Laura Coble reports that there were still 29 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS seen from the northwest side of the lake in Dakota County on November 1st.

And near Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County, upwards of 5,900 SANDHILL CRANES are staging in recently harvested corn fields. Check especially along county roads 3 and 11. A couple of COMMON RAVENS were seen here by Barb Kull on November 1st.

The next scheduled update is Thursday November 14th, 2013.