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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 3 Mar 2016 20:56:52 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*March 3, 2016

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Ring-billed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Bohemian Waxwing

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 3, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for March 3rd, 2016 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The female-plumaged HARLEQUIN DUCK at Agate Bay in Two Harbors was last
reported on the 27th. Jill and Andy Beim saw eight LONG-TAILED DUCKS on
the 28th at Agate Bay and six were seen on the 3rd at Burlington Bay.
Kevin Manley relocated the WHITE-WINGED SCOTER on the 28th at Agate Bay.
A flock of 75 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen on the 3rd in Two Harbors at
10th Avenue and Lake Country Road 2 (4th Street). Renner Anderson saw
five LONG-TAILED DUCKS in Castle Danger on the 27th. Jim Peterson saw
three SPRUCE GROUSE on the 28th along CR 2 at Greenwood Lake.

A flock of 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen on the 27th in the Lakeside
neighborhood on the 4300 block of Glenwood Street.

John Richardson saw an adult ICELAND GULL on the 3rd and the first
RING-BILLED GULL of the season at Canal Park in Duluth. GLAUCOUS GULLS
and THAYER'S GULLS are still being seen at Canal Park and on the ice in
the Duluth Harbor.

A brown-colored juvenile and an adult male gray morph GYRFALCON
continues to be seen near the Peavey elevator at Connor's Point off US
Highway 53 and along Winter Street in Superior. Frank Nicoletti, Clinton
Nienhaus and others saw the juvenile bird in the Duluth Port Terminal on
the 28th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date

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Facebook group pages:
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Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

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The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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