*February 17, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 17, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 17th, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A SPRUCE GROUSE was found by Paul Roisen and David Lambeth on the 17th
along Lake County Road 2, about two miles north of the Sand River. They
saw a flock of about 200 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 16th in the town of
Meadowlands, and a flock of 400 to 500 in Ely on the 17th along Main
Street near Pillow Rock. They also saw more than 50 EVENING GROSBEAKS in
Winton on the 17th. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen near a feeder in
Ely on the 11th and one was heard singing on the 15th along CR 88
northeast of Ely.
Sparky Stensaas saw a flock of about 800 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 15th
along Northfield Street near Woodland Avenue in Duluth. Molly Evans saw
a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on the 10th on the 2900 block of Greysolon
Street. Peder Svingen saw a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, two GLAUCOUS GULLS,
and two THAYER'S GULLS on the 12th at Canal Park in Duluth.
Jan Green saw four LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 17th at Stoney Point, and a
HOARY REDPOLL on the 12th along the Old North Shore Road (CR 290). David
Brislance photographed a HOARY REDPOLL on the 16th in Cook County near
Kelly Larson saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER in the Sax-Zim Bog on the
16th along the McDavitt Road (CR 233) about 2 miles north of the Sax
Road (CR 28), and an unidentified SWAN flying over the Arkola Road (CR
52). Nate Popkin saw a flock of 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS on the 15th near
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February
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