Duluth RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*March 10, 2005

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 10, 2005
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, March 10, 2005, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

GREAT GRAY OWLS continue to be abundant in Aitkin Cty, especially along Cty Rd 1 north of the town of Aitkin, and along Cty Rd 5 south of Hwy 210. There are also still a few NORTHERN HAWK OWLS present.

On the 6th, Lance Vrieze found a Hawk Owl and a Great Gray along Ridgeview Rd (the road to the former dump) off Rice Lake Rd north of Arrowhead in Duluth.

Cindy Butler Risen reported a BOREAL OWL in Aitkin Cty along Hwy 210 a mile west of McGregor just past Cty Rd 62.

On the 6th, Warren Nelson reported 6 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE dancing on a lek along Aitkin Cty Rd 1, about a mile and a quarter north of the diversion channel. He also saw 29 Great Grays around the same field at the same time.

On the 5th, Karen Sussman found a GYRFALCON on St. Louis Cty Rd 85, 0.7 mile west of Hwy 73.

Kim Eckert reported one THAYER'S GULL (adult) and one GLAUCOUS GULL at the Superior Landfill yesterday. A small number (apparently) of RING-BILLED GULLS returned to Duluth this week.

Some of the sought-after birds seen in recent weeks are still present, including THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS along McDavitt Rd in Sax-Zim, 2.6 miles north of the Sax Rd; at least one HOARY REDPOLL at the feeder on Lake Cty Rd 9 just north of the Hwy 61 Expressway west of Two Harbors; a BOREAL CHICKADEE coming to the feeder across the road from the cafe in isabella in Lake Cty; BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Two Harbors; and SHARP-TAILED GROUSE on Cty Rd 29 in Sax-Zim.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 17.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-728-5030. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

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

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