*Duluth/North Shore
*January 31, 2013

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 31, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for January 31th, 2013 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

BOREAL OWLS have been found in past two weeks along the North Shore and Duluth. Four were seen in Two Harbors on the 26th, one was seen along Scenic Highway 61 just east of the Homestead Road, another was along Bunker Hill Road south of the Castle Danger landfill, two were just north of the Split Rock River along MN Highway 61, one was at Gooseberry State Park, and one was along Vermilion Road in the Woodland neighborhood of Duluth. As far as I am aware, none of these birds have relocated recently. The most recent sighting was on the 29th in Duluth along the Lakewalk near 10th Avenue East.

Frank Nicoletti found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 28th along the Martin Road (CR 9) about a quarter mile west of the Jean-Duluth Road. Frank also found a flock of about 400 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS along the Riley Road about a mile west of the Jean-Duluth Road. Sparky Stensaas also saw a flock of about 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the Woodland neighborhood on the 28th, and a flock of about 20 was first reported on the 26th in Ely by Norma Malinowski along Miner's Drive south of Minerís Lake.

Craig Mandel found a pair of LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 28th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors. Frank Nicoletti and others relocated the WESTERN GREBE and RED-NECKED GREBE on the 26th at Agate Bay. Milton Blomberg found two LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 26th at Stoney Point.

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, THAYER'S GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS, and ICELAND GULLS are still being seen regularly at Canal Park.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February 7th.

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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