Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*January 15, 2004

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 15, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday January 15th.

On the 11th, Kim Eckert relocated the GYRFALCON in Duluth, St. Louis County. Check especially the harbor ice between Duluth and Superior, WI.

Two GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen over the weekend in Aitkin County, between Pietz's Road and the Hebron Cemetery on county road 18. A Great Gray Owl has been seen in the Sax-Zim Bog as well, along St. Louis County Road 133 a mile and a half west of U.S. Highway 53.

The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD continues to be seen in Grand Marais, Cook County. The bird was observed on the 9th at the intersection of west 3rd Avenue and 4th Street. And a SNOWY OWL was seen near the wall at the base of Artist's Point in Grand Marais on the 12th.

On the 10th, the LONG-TAILED DUCK was still on the St. Croix River at Point Douglas, Washington County.

85 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were in the town of Deerwood in Crow Wing County on the 10th.

An EASTERN TOWHEE has been over-wintering at the feeder of Rich Olsen on the 1800 block of Roselawn Avenue in Falcon Heights, Ramsey County. And Mark Alt has a FOX SPARROW over-wintering at his feeder in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County.

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