Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*February 1, 2001

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 1, 2001
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@uswest.net)

This is the Minnesota birding report for Thursday February 1st, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Randy Frederickson reports a SNOWY OWL was seen last week two miles north of the town of Watkins along Stearns County road 2. On the evening of January 31st, Colin Gjervold and Sam Dotzler found a Snowy Owl in southern Dakota County along 250th Street, a quarter of a mile west of Cannon Falls Boulevard.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen by Jason Frank in Isanti County on February 1st. The location is along 249th Avenue northeast in the town of Isanti. When going north on state highway 65 from within Anoka County, 249th Avenue is the first left after entering Isanti County.

A BOREAL OWL was seen in Duluth early on February 1st on the east side of Homestead Road at the corner of highway 61. This is just northeast of Duluth.

The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES and SPOTTED TOWHEE reported since last December in Lyon County, are still being seen. These birds have been visiting a home at the north end of the town of Russell along Lyon County road 15 where it crosses the Redwood River.

Migrant SNOW BUNTINGS are showing up in central Minnesota. Flocks have been reported in the counties of Aitkin, Isanti, and Hennepin.

Finally, a GREATER SCAUP has been at the Blue Lake settling ponds in Scott County since its initial discovery on the Excelsior CBC back on December 27th.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday February 8th.

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