[mou] Duluth RBA 1/3/08
jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Jan 3 22:40:31 CST 2008
*January 3, 2008
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 3, 2008
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind at frontiernet.net)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, January 3, 2008
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A GREAT GRAY OWL was found by Noah Kahn on the 27th along the Nichols
Lake Road, 0.25 mile east of CR 7 in the Sax-Zim Bog. Possibly the same
bird was seen along the on the Nichols Lake Road on the 29th, 1.7 miles
east of CR 7. Mike Hendrickson relocated the NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the
29th along the Sax Road (CR 28), 0.6 mile west of CR 7. Father Tom
Margevicius found what was probably the same bird on the 29th along the
Admiral Road (CR 788), about a mile north of the Sax Road (CR 28).
Mike Collins found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER on the 30th along the McDavitt Road (CR 213), 2.7 miles north
of the Sax Road (CR 28). Mike Hendrickson found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER on the 28th along the Blue Spruce Road (CR 211), one mile
north of CR 133. He also found two BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS at the
intersection of Blue Spruce Road and CR 133, and a BOREAL CHICKADEE
along the McDavitt Road (CR 213), 3 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28).
EVENING GROSBEAKS, PINE GROSBEAKS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and a HOARY REDPOLL
are being seen at the feeding station along the Blue Spruce Road 1.2
miles north of CR 133.
Paul Budde found a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 28th along the Biwabik Spur of
the Giant's Ridge cross country ski trails. Paul also saw a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER along the Wynne Creek ski trail at Giant's Ridge on the 30th.
Karen Sussman had a HOARY REDPOLL on the 1st at her feeders in Britt in
northern St. Louis County.
Three SPRUCE GROUSE were seen on the 30th along Lake County Road 2, 0.1
mile north of the Sand River. Another SPRUCE GROUSE was found on the
29th along MN Highway 1 between mile posts 303 and 304. A flock of 25
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS was seen in Two Harbors on the 29th at 2nd
Avenue and 1st Street, and they were relocated on the 31st along 1st
Street. Dave Grosshuesch saw four BOREAL CHICKADEES along Forest Highway
11 (CR 15), 0.1 mile west of the Stony River Forest Road.
Bill Tefft saw a SNOWY OWL in Aitkin County on the 28th along Highway
169/210 northeast of Aitkin. It was on the east side of the road, about
1.5 miles south of 390th St. (CR 54/56). Carl Greiner found a SNOWY OWL
on the 1st at the intersection of CR 18 and CR 5 north of Palisade.
Linda Sparling relocated 15 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in Aitkin County along
Kestrel Avenue (CR 16), 0.6 mile south of MN Highway 210, and 11 along
420th Street, 1.8 miles west of Kestrel Avenue. Noah Kahn found a
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along the Hedbom Forest Road, 3.5 miles west of
the Robinson Road.
Peder Svingen found a first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 28th at
the Superior landfill, as well as four THAYER'S GULLS and 12 GLAUCOUS
GULLS. As many as three ICELAND GULLS have also been reported from the
landfill. Peder relocated the first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL at Agate Bay in
Two Harbors on the 30th, and found a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER at
Lighthouse Point. Jan and Larry Kraemer found two LONG-TAILED DUCKS on
the 30th at Brighton Beach in east Duluth. The birds were still present
on the 31st.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, January
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at mou at moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.
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