Duluth RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*March 8, 2001

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 8, 2001
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 525-5952
Compiler: David Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)
Transcriber: David Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, March 8th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was again seen on the Spruce Road in Lake County on the 3rd, 1.5 miles from Hwy 1. A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was reported on the Spruce Road, one mile from Hwy 61. The GYRFALCON was seen in the harbor again this week, and the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE is still present near Canal park in Duluth. The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was seen in Knife River as recently as the 5th. A large flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was reported from Hunter's Park neighborhood of Duluth.

BOREAL OWLS continue to appear sporadically. This week, birds were seen on Minneapolis Ave on the 3rd, on 16th Ave E and 4th St on the 4th, and a bird was seen on Larsmont Road near the junction with Scenic 61.

Nancy Jackson reported 12 GREAT GRAY OWLS from Highways 16 and 11 southeast of Hoyt Lakes on the 6th, John Heid saw a Great Gray on the App Road yesterday near Two Harbors, Mike Steffes reported a bird on Hwy 61 near East Castle Danger Road on the weekend. Great Grays were also reported from numerous locations in Lake County and in the Sax-Zim area.

NORTHERN HAWK OWLS are still present at a number of locations around the area, with several owls seen again this week near the intersection of County Roads 7 and 319 in the Sax-Zim Bog.

Mike Hendrickson saw SPRUCE GROUSE from several locations in Lake County on the 3rd: on Lake Co.Rd. 2 just a mile south of the first RR tracks, on Lake Co. Rd. 2 a 1/2 mile south of the Greenwood Lake area and on Hwy 1 at mile post # 304.

EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from Hoyt Lakes. Tim Larson reported a NORTHERN SHRIKE from 11th St in Duluth. A female GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen with the mallards in Canal Park. COMMON REDPOLLS are being seen in Lake County, and Bill Maier and Virginia Borden reported redpolls in Duluth near Summit School. An adult GLAUCOUS GULL was reported from the harbor ice on the 5th.

Unless something unusual is seen in the meantime which needs to be reported immediately, this report is normally updated once a week on Thursdays, so that the next scheduled update will be on March 15th. The phone number for the Duluth Birding Report is (218) 525-5952, and callers can report bird sightings if they wish after the tone at the end of each tape. Messages can also be left without having to wait for the report to end: to do this, after the tape starts playing push 5 on a touch-tone phone, the tape will stop, the tone will sound, and you can then leave your message. 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 of Natural History,10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55455; or send an e-mail to ; or visit the MOU web site at .

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