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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*March 3, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Glaucous Gull
Snowy Owl
Boreal Chickadee
Varied Thrush
Bohemian Waxwing
Hoary Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 3, 2011
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, 2010 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A flock of 11 SPRUCE GROUSE was found by Mike Hendrickson on the 28th
along Lake County Road 2, 1.5 miles north of the Sand River. Mike also
found at least 13 BOREAL CHICKADEES along the Stony River Forest Road
and a SPRUCE GROUSE along the Whyte Road east of the Stony River Forest
Road. Abby Darrah saw eight LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 28th on the east
side of Two Harbors, and she relocated the VARIED THRUSH in Ely on the
26th on Main Street across from the Pillow Rock historical marker.

Mike Hendrickson saw a flock of nine SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in the Sax-Zim
Bog on the 27th along CR 7 about a mile north of the Arkola Road (CR
52), and a HOARY REDPOLL at the Morse feeders on the Blue Spruce Road.
Abby Darrah saw a HOARY REDPOLL at the Admiral Road (CR 788) feeders,
3.7 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28).

A SNOWY OWL was found on the 28th by Tanya Barcikowski at the Park Point
Recreational Area. Mike Hendrickson saw a SNOWY OWL in Superior and 3
GLAUCOUS GULLS on the 25th at the Superior landfill. Mike saw 200-300
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 1st in his yard in Smithville in west Duluth.

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

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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