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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:10:12 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*February 28, 2013

-Birds mentioned
King Eider
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Boreal Owl
Townsend's Solitaire
Bohemian Waxwing

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 28, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 28th, 2013 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The KING EIDER was relocated by Mike Hendrickson on the 23rd along
Scenic Highway 61, a quarter mile southwest of the Lakewood Road. Three
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and more than 100 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen in
the same area. Large flocks of LONG-TAILED DUCKS were also seen at Agate
Bay and Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE along Oakley Street near 47th Avenue East in
east Duluth was still present on the 24th. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were also
seen here on the 24th. Cindy and Chris Edwardson saw a flock of 200
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 24th at East Arrowhead and Vermilion Road in

Mike Hendrickson saw ten SPRUCE GROUSE on the 24th along Lake County
Road 2, 0.3 mile north of Sand River. Sparky Stensaas saw four SPRUCE
GROUSE on the 25th at mile marker 301.3 on MN Highway 1.

The most recent reports of BOREAL OWLS that I'm aware of were on the
23rd in Congdon Park in east Duluth, and on the 24th on the 100 block of
3rd Avenue in Two Harbors. A SNOWY OWL was seen on the 27th in the
railroad yards in Two Harbors, west of the west end of 1st Avenue.
Martin Reid found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in the Sax-Zim Bog on the 27th
along the Admiral Road, a half mile north of the Cranberry Road. Other
sightings have been along the Stone Lake Road, and along CR 7 about a
mile north of the Sax Road. GREAT GRAY OWLS are being seen throughout
northeastern Minnesota, especially along the North Shore.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 7th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

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, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
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