This morning as I was getting ready for work I saw on mou net that a varied thrush was in Falcon Heights (not too far from where the St. Paul great gray owl was seen). I had an hour before work and figured since it was after rush hour I could get to Falcon Heights in 15 minutes, look for the bird for ten minutes and then have about 35 minutes to get from there to Wayzata--it was doable, I could get a new Minnesota bird.
The directions were easy, the bird was out in the open in plain sight hopping around under someone's feeder. You can view the varied thrush on the Recently Seen page of the MOU website.
I love getting a cool bird before work, it's better than coffee.