[Mnbird] Mnbird Digest, Vol 16, Issue 15

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: FM Audubon Weekend Trip (Matthew Mecklenburg)
   2. Chanhassen Red-shouldered Hawks (Paul Worwa)
   3. Merlin, Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota C (linda whyte)
   4. Spring is coming! (Jim Ryan)


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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:16:57 +0000
From: Matthew Mecklenburg <matthew.mecklenburg at ndsu.edu>
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Subject: Re: [Mnbird] FM Audubon Weekend Trip
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Hi All,

Below is a report of the highlights from the trip our Fargo/Moorhead Audubon 
group took Friday evening and Saturday, Feb 27/28 to Roseau and Lake of the 
Woods counties. Beautiful weather, great birds!

Good Birding

Matt Mecklenburg

Clay County

North of Roseau off of 310:
2 Great Gray Owl
1 Northern Hawk Owl
1 adult male Snowy Owl
Northern Shrike
Gray Jay
Pine Grosbeak
Ruffed Grouse
Bald Eagle
Pileated Woodpecker
BB Magpie
Common Redpoll

Snow Bunting

Sprague Creek Road:
5 Spruce Grouse.

Gray Jay

Roseau CR28:
Great Horned Owl.

A few miles east of Roseau on CR11 (near 440th Ave): Another adult male 
Snowy Owl.

West of Roseau-Sharp-Tailed Grouse

Beltrami Island SF ( Roseau County), on Thompson Forest Road approx. 1.8 
miles east of Bemis Hill Campground, we walked a trail to the south and 
2 Black-backed WP (a male and a female).
Bald eagle flyover
Northern Goshawk flyover

Norris Camp:
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Gray Jay
Pine Grosbeak
Common Redpoll

Norris-Roosevelt Forest Road:
2 Northern Hawk Owl

East of Donaldson
Snowy Owl

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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:39:41 +0000
From: Paul Worwa <Pworwa at allanmechanical.com>
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Subject: [Mnbird] Chanhassen Red-shouldered Hawks
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I had a nice surprise on Saturday when a pair of Red - shouldered Hawks 
loudly announced their arrival in the wooded area behind our house. If they 
stick around to nest again, it will mark the 11th consecutive year they have 
nested here. This is by far their earliest arrival though. Last year they 
arrived on 3/15, which was their earliest arrival until this year. The 
neighborhood will be noisy for the next month or two until they settle down 
and start raising their young!

Paul Worwa, PE
Allan Mechanical, Inc.
phone: 952-934-3999
cell: 612-490-2639
fax: 952-934-3757
e-mail: pworwa at allanmechanical.com<mailto:pworwa at allanmechanical.com>

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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:39:52 -0600
From: linda whyte <birds at moosewoods.us>
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Subject: [Mnbird] Merlin, Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota C
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This afternoon at least one Merlin was present in Acacia Park Cemetery;
though reluctant to be visible, it was, as usual very audible. It was
perched in one of the conifers directly south of the chapel building.
Often, it poses on bare branches at the top of one, but today it stayed
hidden within the evergreen.

Linda Whyte
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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:13:14 -0600
From: Jim Ryan <muchmoredoc at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Mnbird] Spring is coming!
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I stumbled into a sizable flock of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS today. There were
about 60 males and 3 females! Also joining them were a handful of

This is by far the earliest I have seen them in numbers. My own previous
personal FOY sighting of RWBL was March 19th, so this smashes that record.
I also find it amazing that several females were also present.

The blackbirds were found on the border of *Anoka and Washington Counties,
near Hugo.* I was at the corner of Elmcrest and 170th St.


Jim Ryan
Vadnais Heights

Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone
to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression.- Robert

can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway.- Mignon McLaughlin
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