*Minnesota Statewide
*November 23, 2013

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 23, 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 Friday November 22nd, 2013.

The LEWIS'S WOODPECKER is still being seen at the feeders of Janet Anderson in the town of Roosevelt. This is along Roseau County Road 17 just north of highway 11 and the first house on the left after passing over railroad tracks. Please do not call or bother the Andersons in the evenings, and note that the bird also visits the house directly to the east in Lake of the Woods County.

I have a report but no details of a PRAIRIE FALCON seen on the 11th near Hawley in Clay County.

Two MUTE SWANS were associating with several hundred TUNDRA SWANS on the Mississippi River about a mile south of the Weaver boat landing in Wabasha County on the 15th.

On the 22nd, a LONG-TAILED DUCK was found on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Hennepin County. It was seen from the swimming beach at French Park.

There was a late CATTLE EGRET seen on the 7th at corner of Anoka County Road 18 and Furman Street, which is about three miles west of Forest Lake in the town of Columbus. And a late BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on the 12th at Miesville Ravine County Park in Dakota County.

On the 21st, there were still more than 6,000 SANDHILL CRANES at Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County, and there was a late OSPREY photographed on November 19th at West Rush Lake Landing, in Chisago County.

The next scheduled update is Thursday November 28th, 2013.