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*October 17, 2002

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 17, 2002
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 525-5952
Compiler: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, October 17th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A number of winter species turned up for the first time this week. On the 14th, I saw a PINE GROSBEAK near Independence, and Mike Hendrickson reported an adult THAYER'S GULL from Knife River. Jim Lind reported a BOHEMIAN WAXWING from Two Harbors on the 15th. I have a second-hand report of a SNOWY OWL near Cotton earlier in the week. Gary Otnes reported the first SNOW BUNTINGS of the season late last week in Castle Danger.

One, possibly two, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS have been seen in the pine plantation at Hawk Ridge this week.

Today Mike Hendrickson saw a SHORT-EARED OWL at 40th Ave West.

The next scheduled update of this report will be Thursday, October 24th.

The phone number for the Duluth Birding Report is (218) 728-5030, and callers can report bird sightings if they wish after the tone at the end of each tape.

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 mou@cbs.umn.edu; or visit the MOU web site at mou.mn.org.

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