[mou] Duluth RBA 1/17/08

Jim Lind jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Jan 17 21:44:35 CST 2008

*Duluth/North Shore
*January 17, 2008

-Birds mentioned
Long-tailed Duck
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
Townsend's Solitaire
Varied Thrush
Bohemian Waxwing
Harris's Sparrow
Pine Grosbeak
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 17, 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 17th, 2008
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Several gulls were found in the Duluth harbor near Canal Park on the
12th, including more than 1,500 HERRING GULLS, 18 GLAUCOUS GULLS and at
least two THAYER'S GULLS counted by Peder Svingen. Kim Eckert also found
a second-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the same day. An unidentified
dark-mantled gull showing characteristics of Slaty-backed Gull was seen
on the 10th and again on the 12th.

Chris and Cindy Edwardson found a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on the 13th at
the Rose Garden along London Road near 10th Avenue East. It was seen as
recently as the 17th along the Lakewalk near 9th Avenue East. A VARIED
THRUSH and BOREAL CHICKADEE continue to be seen at a feeder in east
Duluth. Anyone interested in looking for the birds should call the
homeowners (Christina and Dave) at 218-728-0808. Uwe Kausch relocated a
LONG-TAILED DUCK at Brighton Beach in east Duluth on the 12th.

Frank Nicoletti found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 14th near the corner of
Rice Lake Road (CR 4) and Airpark Road in Duluth. Frank found another
NORTHERN HAWK OWL in the Sax-Zim Bog along CR 47, at the Aerie Lake
Road. Two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS continue to be seen along CR 7 in the
Sax-Zim Bog, one about 0.5 mile south of the Stone Lake Road, and the
other just north of the Sax Road (CR 28). Sandy Roggenkamp found a GREAT
GRAY OWL on the 14th along CR 133, 7 miles west of Meadowlands.

found by Frank Nicoletti on the 14th along the Admiral Road (CR 788),
0.1 mile north of the Zim Road (CR 27). Kim Eckert also found
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS along the Nichols Lake Road, 1 mile west of US
Highway 53; and along the McDavitt Road (CR 213), 3.1 mi north of the
Sax Road (CR 28). A feeding station along the Blue Spruce Road (CR 211)
1.2 miles north of CR 133 continues to host EVENING GROSBEAKS, PINE
CHICKADEE. A flock of about 150 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continues to be seen
near the Lutheran church in Meadowlands.

Dave Grosshuesch and Terry Hams found a male AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER on the 14th along St. Louis County Road 16 at Jenkins Creek.
Kim Eckert relocated the HARRIS'S SPARROW on the 16th in Two Harbors at
226 4th Avenue.

Warren Nelson and Butch Ukura found a SNOWY OWL on the 12th in Aitkin
County along US Highway 169/MN Highway 210 at 370th Lane. They found
another SNOWY OWL along CR 1, 5.7 miles north of the Mississippi River.
They also found four SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along CR 18, 2.25 miles east of
US Highway 169, an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along CR 27, 3.7 miles
south of Lawler, and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS along Township Road 380 (330th
Avenue), 2.1 miles south of 450th Street.

On the 12th, Shawn Conrad relocated two of the EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES
at a residence in Grand Rapids.

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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