*Duluth/North Shore
*January 14, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

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 Road.

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 Harbors.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, January 21st.

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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