Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*March 18, 2001

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: March 18, 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 March 15th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

As recently as the 13th the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still at Acacia Cemetery in Eagan, Dakota County. It is being seen on top of the office building near the main entrance and around the shrubbery along the base of the office building. Look also on top of the portable outbuilding on the north side of the office.

Along the north shore of Mille Lacs Lake near Wealthwood, Aitkin County, a male VARIED THRUSH is being seen at the home of Maureta Geerts. This bird first showed up in December and was seen as recently as the 12th of March.

On March 14th a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen along Isanti County road 5 east of the town of Isanti between the Isanti Union Cemetery and County road 45.

A SNOWY OWL was reported by Betsy Beneke on the 14th in Traverse County. It was found along U.S. highway 75 about a quarter mile north of county road 86.

And the SPOTTED TOWHEE is still at a feeder in the town of Russell, Lyon County. It has been visiting a home at the north end of Russell along Lyon County road 15 where it crosses the Redwood River.

A juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE was seen by Bryan Newman on the 10th at Rothsay in Wilkin County. It was found about a mile north of Lawndale on highway 52.

SANDHILL CRANES were reported by Ken LaFond at Columbus Township, Anoka County, on the 14th. Other spring migrants reported in the last week include a variety of waterfowl, plus RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, KILLDEER, HORNED LARK, HERMIT THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, and SONG SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday March 22nd.

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