-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*December 2, 2010
*MNDU1012.02

-Birds mentioned
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
Bohemian Waxwing
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 2, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for December 2nd, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were found on the 2nd by Sparky Stensaas along
the Stone Lake Road in the Sax-Zim Bog. Greg Seegert saw two
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS on the 27th along the McDavitt Road (CR 233)
about 2.5 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28), and four SHARP-TAILED
GROUSE on the Arkola Road (CR 52) at the Stickney Road (CR 207). Greg
also saw three BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS and a BOREAL CHICKADEE in Aitkin
County along the Hedbom Forest Road, about 0.5 mile west of the county
line, and two GREAT GRAY OWLS along CR 18 at the Pietz's Road.

Mike Hendrickson and Kim Eckert saw four THAYER'S GULLS on the 2nd at
Canal Park in Duluth. Erik Bruhnke saw an immature GLAUCOUS GULL on the
28th at Canal Park. Chris Mansfield saw a SHORT-EARED OWL on the 27th at
the Sky Harbor Airport.

Jane Johnson saw a LONG-EARED OWL on the 28th just off MN Highway 61 on
the Sawbill Trail (CR 2) in Tofte.

Nate Popkin saw a flock of about 300 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 29th in
downtown Virginia by Bailey's Lake.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, December
9th.

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.