*Duluth/North Shore
*February 11, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 11, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 11th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was found in Lake County on the 6th by Chad Heins and others at the Knife River marina. They saw GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, and THAYER'S GULL on the 6th at Canal Park in Duluth, and GLAUCOUS GULLS at Park Point.

On the evening of the 5th Chad's group heard a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on the north end of the Admiral Road (CR 788) in the Sax-Zim Bog. They saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along the McDavitt Road (CR 233) about 2 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28), and a HOARY REDPOLL at the feeders 2.4 miles north of the Sax Road. Mike Hendrickson saw a HOARY REDPOLL on the 6th near the Arkola Road (CR 52) feeders east of Owl Avenue. EVENING GROSBEAKS are being seen at the Morse feeders on the Blue Spruce Road, 1 mile north of CR 133. GREAT GRAY OWLS and NORTHERN HAWK OWLS are still being seen at the Sax-Zim Bog.

Warren Nelson and Butch Ukura found a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 9th in Aitkin County on the Pietz's Road about 1 mile north of CR 18. They found a HOARY REDPOLL about 0.5 mile south of the town of Swatara on CR 29. Warren found a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 4th along CR 1, 7.3 miles north of the diversion ditch bridge, and 200 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Aitkin on the 5th between 4th Street NW and 5th Street NW. Warren also has been reporting GREAT GRAY OWLS along CR 18 during the past week. Cindy Risen had a flock of about 50 EVENING GROSBEAKS on the 6th and 7th at her feeders near Tamarack.

Deb and Steve Falkowski are still seeing small flocks of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Virginia near Silver Lake.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February 17th.

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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