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-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *March 11, 2004 *MNDU0403.11 -Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 11, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 728-5030
Compiler: David R. Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (email@example.com)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, March 11, 2004, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Peg Robertsen found a HOARY REDPOLL with a flock of ten COMMON REDPOLLS at the city park in Tofte on the 5th. The GYRFALCON in Superior, Wisconsin was seen again as recently as the 7th.
GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen as recently as March 8th near the jct of Cty Rd 18 and Pietz's Rd in Aitkin Cty. The SNOWY OWL on Aitkin Cty Rd 1, about a mile north of the diversion channel (5.5 miles north of the Mississippi River bridge) was also seen on the 7th. A flock of 150 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in the town of Crosby on the 6th. Craig Mandel found a LONG-EARED OWL on Cty Rd 18, 1.7 miles east of the jct with Hwy 169.
Jane Hosking saw a SNOWY OWL at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth on the evening of the 7th, but the bird was not relocated the next day.
Chad Aakre reported seeing the ICELAND GULL in Two Harbors on the 7th, along with three LONG-TAILED DUCKS in Agate Bay on the same day.
Spring migrants reported for the first time in northeastern Minnesota this week include HORNED LARK, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, and COMMON GRACKLE. The West Skyline Hawk Count has begun; yesterday 130 BALD EAGLES (mostly adults) were counted before the rain began.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Wednesday, March 17.
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