Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*January 22, 2004

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: January 22, 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 22nd.

The GYRFALCON was in the Duluth/Superior harbor as recently as the 20th, but to my knowledge it has not been seen in Duluth since the 16th. A GYRFALCON was in Dakota County on the 19th. Jim Mattsson found it along 135th Street about three quarters of a mile east of Akron Avenue.

On January 17th a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was reported from the Lanesboro Fish Hatchery in Fillmore County.

A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen on the 19th on Lake County Road 2 near the Greenwood Creek Sign. This is about half a mile south of the Greenwood Lake public access. On the 19th a SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in Olmsted County at the intersection of county road 25 & 70 Avenue Southwest, and another was at the Cedar Creek SNA in Anoka County on the 17th. This is along Dumont Avenue off Anoka County Road 26.

Kim Eckert found an immature ICELAND GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, Lake County on the 20th.

The HARLEQUIN DUCK and LONG-TAILED DUCK are still being seen in Two Harbors, usually near the breakwater.

And the TUFTED TITMOUSE is still being seen at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center near Farmington, Dakota County. The retreat is at 7884 - 257th Street West.

As many as seventy BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were near the DNR parking lot in Brainerd, Crow Wing County on the 20th, and many more were on Cross Drive in Deerwood, Crow Wing County, on the 17th.

And I am finally getting reports of PINE SISKINS and COMMON REDPOLLS in the southern half of the state. Birds have been reported as far south as Olmsted County.

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