*January 31, 2013
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 31, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for January 31th, 2013 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
BOREAL OWLS have been found in past two weeks along the North Shore and
Duluth. Four were seen in Two Harbors on the 26th, one was seen along
Scenic Highway 61 just east of the Homestead Road, another was along
Bunker Hill Road south of the Castle Danger landfill, two were just
north of the Split Rock River along MN Highway 61, one was at Gooseberry
State Park, and one was along Vermilion Road in the Woodland
neighborhood of Duluth. As far as I am aware, none of these birds have
relocated recently. The most recent sighting was on the 29th in Duluth
along the Lakewalk near 10th Avenue East.
Frank Nicoletti found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 28th along the Martin
Road (CR 9) about a quarter mile west of the Jean-Duluth Road. Frank
also found a flock of about 400 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS along the Riley Road
about a mile west of the Jean-Duluth Road. Sparky Stensaas also saw a
flock of about 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the Woodland neighborhood on the
28th, and a flock of about 20 was first reported on the 26th in Ely by
Norma Malinowski along Miner's Drive south of Minerís Lake.
Craig Mandel found a pair of LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 28th at Agate Bay
in Two Harbors. Frank Nicoletti and others relocated the WESTERN GREBE
and RED-NECKED GREBE on the 26th at Agate Bay. Milton Blomberg found two
LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 26th at Stoney Point.
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, THAYER'S GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS, and ICELAND
GULLS are still being seen regularly at Canal Park.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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