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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:25:41 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*January 28, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Barrow's Goldeneye
Spruce Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
Bohemian Waxwing
American Tree Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 28, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, January 28th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was relocated by Bob Ekblad and others on the
28th at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth. Three GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS
were seen at Canal Park on the 24th, and ICELAND GULL, THAYER’S GULL,
and four GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen on the 23rd. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw
an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW on the 26th at their feeders along Maple Grove

Bob Ekblad and others saw single GREAT GRAY OWLS on the 28th along the
Whyte Road, 2.5 and 4.8 miles east of the Stony River Forest Road.
Cynthia Bridge and others saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 24th along the
Stony River Forest Road, 5.3 miles south of MN Highway 1, and a NORTHERN
HAWK OWL on the 23rd, 5.2 miles south of MN 1. They also saw a NORTHERN
HAWK OWL on the 24th along CR 2, 18.2 miles north of MN Highway 61. They
saw a SPRUCE GROUSE on the 23rd along MN Highway 1, 10.2 miles north of
CR 2.

Paul Sundberg reported a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 22nd along MN Highway
61, 0.2 mile east of the Flood Bay wayside rest. Sharon Lind saw a
NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 23rd along the Stanley Road (CR 9) just west of
the St. Louis County line. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue to be seen in
downtown Two Harbors along South Avenue near Lighthouse Point. The SNOWY
OWL in Silver Bay was still present as of the 25th between the entrance
to North Shore Mining and the traffic light on MN Highway 61.

Cynthia Bridge and others saw two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS in the Sax-Zim Bog
on the 21st along CR 7 at the Sax Road (CR 28), and another on the 22nd
along the McDavitt Road (CR 233), 2.4 miles north of the Sax Road. They
also saw five SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along the Arkola Road (CR 52) just
west of the Stickney Road (CR 207). Bob Ekblad and others saw single
NORTHERN HAWK OWLS on the 28th along the Stone Lake Road about a mile
east of CR 7, along CR 7 1.3 miles north of CR 133, and along CR 133
just west of CR 7. BOREAL CHICKADEES were again seen during the past
week at the Admiral Road (CR 788) feeder, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS
continue to be seen on the east side of the McDavitt Road, 2.4 miles
north of the Sax Road.

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

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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