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-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *February 12, 2004 *MNDU0402.12 -Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 12, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
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Compiler: David R. Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (email@example.com)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 12, 2004, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
The GYRFALCON was seen again on February 8 at the Peavey Elevators at the north end of Superior, Wisconsin. At least two SNOWY OWLS are also being seen in Superior, most often at the Bong Airport. There are GLAUCOUS GULLS and at least one THAYER'S GULL at the Superior landfill.
Dave Grosshuesch found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Cook Cty on the 4th. The bird was seen at Kindle Creek along the Shoe Lake Rd (Forest Rd 313). The Shoe Lake Rd can be reached from the Greenwood Lake Rd, which meets the Gunflint Trail just west of the South Brule River. This is only the second report of this species in Northeastern Minnesota this winter.
In Aitkin Cty, Warren Nelson reported two GREAT GRAY OWLS on Pietz's Rd, 0.3 mile north of Cty Rd 18 on the 9th. He wrote that others had seen the VARIED THRUSH in Palisade about a block south of the Citgo station. He also saw a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the town of Aitkin, and SNOW BUNTINGS along Cty Rd 1 north of Aitkin. Jan Hansen reported a large flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was still in Deerwood on the 5th.
Jim LInd saw the HARLEQUIN DUCK and ICELAND GULL at Agate Bay in Two Harbors on the 5th.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February 19.
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