*January 14, 2010
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 14, 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 14th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
The BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK at 6219 East Superior Street has not been
reported since the 10th. Karl Bardon saw a COMMON GOLDENEYE x HOODED
MERGANSER hybrid and four GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS on the 10th at Canal
Park. Mike Hendrickson relocated the SNOWY OWL in the Superior harbor
out from Barker's Island on the 8th. He also reported BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS
north of Duluth along the West Tischer Road (CR 10) near the Washburn
Road (CR 245).
Steve Schon found a SPRUCE GROUSE on the 9th along MN Highway 1 at mile
marker 303, about 18 miles south of Ely. He also saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL
along the Whyte Road, a half mile east of the Stony River Forest Road.
Sparky Stensaas saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 14th on the Whyte Road, 1.5
miles east of the Stony River Forest Road.
Mike Hendrickson saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in the Sax-Zim Bog on the 8th
near the intersection of CR 7 and the Sax Road (CR 28). He also saw
BOREAL CHICKADEES and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER at the Admiral Road (CR
788) feeder. Erik Collins saw a second NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 9th
along CR 7 a half mile north of the Sax Road, as well as a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER along the McDavitt Road (CR 233), 2.8 miles north of the Sax
Ken and Molly Hoffman saw a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE in Grand Marais on the
9th between the Coast Guard Station and Broadway Street. Four
LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen on the 11th at Burlington Bay in Two
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, January
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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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
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