*February 14, 2017
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 14, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 14th, 2017 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in downtown Two Harbors is still being seen
daily at the ground feeder at South Avenue and Waterfront Drive, between
the Do North pizzeria and the black historic locomotive. The TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE at 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street is also still being seen recently
as of the 12th.
A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found on the 12th by Garrett Wee and Justin
Hill at the north end of the Homestead Road near the West Knife River
Road. Several hundred BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue to be seen in this
area. Stephen Nelson found a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE on the 8th at the
Grand Marais municipal campground and the bird was still present on the
12th. The VARIED THRUSH at West 10th Avenue and 2nd Street in Grand
Marias was relocated on the 13th by Brad Abendroth.
Larry and Jan Kraemer found a HARLEQUIN DUCK on the 14th at the McQuade
Road safe harbor. The HARLEQUIN DUCK in the Grand Marais harbor was
relocated on the 13th by Clinton Nienhaus. The LONG-TAILED DUCK at Canal
Park in Duluth was still present on the 12th. As many as 40 LONG-TAILED
DUCKS have been reported recently by several observers at Agate Bay and
Burlington Bay in Two Harbors, and more than 30 were reported on the
13th by Clinton Nienhaus at Good Harbor Bay west of Grand Marais.
The Golden-crowned Sparrow at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street has not
been reported since January 25th.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday,
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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