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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*February 11, 2016
*MNDU1602.11

-Birds mentioned
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Black-legged Kittiwake
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Gyrfalcon
Bohemian Waxwing
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 11, 2016
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, 2016 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was relocated by Bruce Munson and Tom
Malone on the 10th at Canal Park in Duluth. Small numbers of ICELAND
GULLS, THAYER'S GULLS, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL are also being seen
in the area.

John Richardson saw a juvenile gray morph GYRFALCON on the 6th near the
grain elevators in the Duluth Port Terminal, and it was seen again as
recently as the 11th. The dark gray/intermediate morph juvenile
GYRFALCON near the Peavey elevator and Connor's Point off US Highway 53
in Superior was also reported as recently as the 10th.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street in the
Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth was reported as recently as the 11th.
Birders are welcome to look for the bird but the homeowner asks
observers to stay on the sidewalk and not venture into his yard. A
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW has also been seen in the same neighborhood.

A flock of 260 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen on the 7th on the West Knife
River Road near the App Road in Duluth Township. A flock of 35 was seen
on the 11th along MN Highway 61 just east of the McQuade Road. Gordy
Martinson saw a flock of 25 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 8th along the
Maxwell Road in Lakewood Township. Rubin Stenseng saw a flock of 20 on
the 6th at Hartley Nature Center along Woodland Avenue in Duluth and
Cindy Edwardson saw 50 on the same day along East Arrowhead Road in the
Woodland neighborhood. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue to be reported from
Ely as recently as the 7th.

SPRUCE GROUSE were seen along Lake County Road 2 on the 6th near the
Sand River and on the 7th just south of Greenwood Lake. The male
LONG-TAILED DUCK at Agate Bay in Two Harbors was last reported on the
7th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February
18th.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date
information:

MOU-net: http:[log in to unmask]
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/places
Facebook group pages:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/moumn.group/
Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnbirding/
Minnesota Rare Bird Alert:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1570731239835376/
Northeast Minnesota Birding:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/177159692431348/
Sax-Zim Bog: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saxzimbog/
Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
Alert at [log in to unmask]

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, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
[log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.