*Duluth/North Shore
*February 14, 2017

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 14, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 14th, 2017 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in downtown Two Harbors is still being seen daily at the ground feeder at South Avenue and Waterfront Drive, between the Do North pizzeria and the black historic locomotive. The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street is also still being seen recently as of the 12th.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found on the 12th by Garrett Wee and Justin Hill at the north end of the Homestead Road near the West Knife River Road. Several hundred BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue to be seen in this area. Stephen Nelson found a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE on the 8th at the Grand Marais municipal campground and the bird was still present on the 12th. The VARIED THRUSH at West 10th Avenue and 2nd Street in Grand Marias was relocated on the 13th by Brad Abendroth.

Larry and Jan Kraemer found a HARLEQUIN DUCK on the 14th at the McQuade Road safe harbor. The HARLEQUIN DUCK in the Grand Marais harbor was relocated on the 13th by Clinton Nienhaus. The LONG-TAILED DUCK at Canal Park in Duluth was still present on the 12th. As many as 40 LONG-TAILED DUCKS have been reported recently by several observers at Agate Bay and Burlington Bay in Two Harbors, and more than 30 were reported on the 13th by Clinton Nienhaus at Good Harbor Bay west of Grand Marais.

The Golden-crowned Sparrow at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street has not been reported since January 25th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday, February 20th.

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/

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