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*February 26, 2004

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 26, 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, February 26, 2004, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The GYRFALCON was last reported on the 21st, again in the vicinity of the Peavey Elevators in Superior, WI.

Deep snow has induced SPRUCE GROUSE to spend more time out on the road at the traditional area along Lake Cty Rd 2 north of Two Harbors. Grouse were reported this week from just south of the jct. with the Sand River, from 5.5 miles north of Cty Rd 15, from just north of the Sand River, and from Hwy 1, 0.2 miles west of mile marker 323.

GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen by several observers in two areas this week: In Sax-Zim, as many as three owls along Cty Rd 7 from Stone Lake Rd (Cty Rd 319) south to a mile beyond Byrne's Greenhouse. Karen Sussman saw an owl yesterday on Stone Lake Rd a mile east of 7. In Aitkin Cty, Great Grays continue to be seen along Cty Rd 18 between the jct with Cty Rd 5 and the jct with Hwy 169, with most sightings on or around Pietz's Road. Warren Nelson reported a BARRED OWL was also seen at the jct with Pietz's Rd on the 24th.

In Two Harbors, the ICELAND GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL, the HARLEQUIN DUCK, and the LONG-TAILED DUCK were still being seen on or near Agate Bay last weekend.

Harry Hutchins reported that a COMMON LOON has overwintered at the Clay Boswell plant on the Mississippi River in Cohasett, MN.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 5.

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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