I just received a call from Barb & Denny Martin who mentioned that on Wednesday, Feb 4, they were able to relocate the American Three-toed Woodpecker found by Sparky Stensaas along Three Lakes Rd north of Duluth on Tuesday. Again, here are his directions as posted on mou-net:
"A male American Three-toed Woodpecker was working a large dead White Spruce about 30 yards off the road. Three Lakes Road about 0.2 mi E of Fire #5144 on N side. Top of a rise. Mixed decid/coniferous. Private Property. Tree visible with scope from road. Go North on CR4 past Island Lake. Continue north to CR49 (Three Lakes Road) and go W. This is also a cut-across to the Sax-Zim Bog."
Also on Wednesday, the Martins relocated the Harlequin Duck in Two Harbors reported on mou-net by Al Loken on February 1. It was with a Bufflehead by the ore docks all the way across Agate Bay, and they only saw it after some trial-and-error in the main parking lot to find the best vantage point.
Although this information is now a couple of days old, I thought it was worth passing along, since there haven't been any mou-net updates on these birds, and it is assumed there will be some birders this weekend interested in looking for them.
Kim Eckert, Duluth
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