*Duluth/North Shore
*February 11, 2016

-Birds mentioned -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: Facebook group pages: Minnesota Ornithologists Union: Minnesota Birding: Minnesota Rare Bird Alert: Northeast Minnesota Birding: Sax-Zim Bog: Duluth Phenology:

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