*Duluth/North Shore
*January 28, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

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 Road.

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 4th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

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