*Duluth/North Shore
*February 27, 2017

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 27, 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 27th, 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 was also seen as recently as the 25th.

An immature male HARLEQUIN DUCK was reported by John Richardson on the 22nd at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, and it was relocated on the 27th by Abby Pulvermacher. The HARLEQUIN DUCK in Grand Marais was also seen as recently as the 22nd, and Alex Sundvall relocated the female HARLEQUIN DUCK at Black Beach Park in Silver Bay on the 19th. A flock of 35 LONG-TAILED DUCKS has been seen as recently as the 25th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors. A LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be reported at Canal Park in Duluth.

Last week's warm weather brought some early migrants into the area including a NORTHERN HARRIER on the 24th in Aitkin County, NORTHERN PINTAIL on the 19th near Wisconsin Point, a GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the 22nd north of Duluth, several RING-BILLED GULLS around the Duluth Harbor beginning on the 19th, and several TRUMPETER SWANS across the region.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday, March 6th.

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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