*Duluth/North Shore
*March 4, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 4, 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, March 4th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Five SPRUCE GROUSE were found by Sparky Stensaas on the 26th along the Stony River Forest Road, 7 miles south of MN Highway 1. He also saw a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Ely along Miner's Drive. Bruce Munson saw BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 28th at the mouth of the Gooseberry River. Jan Green saw 23 LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 27th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, and they were still present on the 28th.

A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen on the 28th along the Stanley Road (CR 9), 0.2 mile east of the Lake County line. The NORTHERN HAWK OWL along the Flood Bay Road east of Two Harbors was still present on the 4th. Several observers have reported NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS calling during the past week.

The SNOWY OWL at Connor's Point in Superior was relocated by Robert Savageau on the 3rd. Several gull species were seen by Denny and Barb Martin at the WLSSD wastewater treatment plant in Duluth on the 28th, including an adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, an ICELAND GULL, and 3 GLAUCOUS GULLS.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 11th.

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

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.