Duluth RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*January 1, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 1, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 728-5030
Compiler: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, January 1, 2004, sponsored by the MInnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A GYRFALCON was reported from just northeast of Lutsen on Hwy 61 on the north shore of Lake Superior on the 31st. I have no further details, and unfortunately, I couldn't make out the reporter's name. Another report of a Gyrfalcon was made on the 28th from Duluth. As far as I know, no one has re-found this bird. A PEREGRINE FALCON, most likely the same bird that has been in the harbor this winter, was seen near the EPA lab at the East end of Duluth on the 31st.

A HARLEQUIN DUCK, presumably the bird seen most recently in Two Harbors, was at the mouth of the French River on the 31st. A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was there on the same day.

Keith Pulles reported two first-winter GLAUCOUS GULLS from Two Harbors today.

Warren Nelson reported a GREAT GRAY OWL 1/10th of a mile west of the junction with Pietz's Road this afternoon. This is the only report of a Great Gray in the past week.

Frank Nicoletti reports having both PINE GROSBEAKS and EVENING GROSBEAKS at his feeder north of Duluth. There are still good numbers of COMMON REDPOLLS around the city.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, January 8.

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