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-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *February 26, 2010 *MNDU1002.26-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 26, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (email@example.com)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Friday, February 26th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A SNOWY OWL was seen by several observers over the weekend in the Duluth Port Terminal and at Connor's Point in Superior. Several gull species were seen by Mike Hendrickson at the Superior landfill on the 21st, including two GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, an ICELAND GULL, a THAYER’S GULL, and at least 8 GLAUCOUS GULLS. Ten LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors on the 19th.
Kim Eckert saw a HOARY REDPOLL on the 25th in the Sax-Zim Bog at the feeder along the Arkola Road (CR 52), 0.75 mile east of Owl Avenue (CR 203). He also saw 3 NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along CR 7 between CR 133 and 2.7 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28), one on the Stone Lake Road (CR 319) and another on the Sax Road 1.5 miles west of CR 7. Mike Hendrickson reported additional NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along the Admiral Road (CR 788) and along the Arkola Road. Kim Eckert found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 20th along the Rice Lake Road (CR 4), 0.5 mile south of the Emerson Road (CR 43).
Howard Weinberg saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL north of Two Harbors on the 21st along CR 2, 0.5 mile north of the Kane Lake Road. Tucker Lutter and others saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 19th along MN Highway 1, 3 miles south of Isabella. They also saw a GREAT GRAY OWL along the Stony River Forest Road, 6 miles north of the Whyte Road. They saw two SPRUCE GROUSE along the Whyte Road, 2 miles east of the Stony River Forest Road, and single SPRUCE GROUSE along the Stony River Forest Road 1.5 and 4.8 miles south of the Whyte Road. Mike Hendrickson saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 19th along the Stony River Forest Road, 3.3 miles south of MN Highway 1. He also saw a SPRUCE GROUSE along the Stony River Forest Road, 0.2 mile north of the Whyte Road.
David Alexander and Frank Nicoletti saw 3 NORTHERN HAWK OWLS over the weekend along US Highway 71 in Koochiching County. One was near Margie at mile marker 377, one was at mile marker 374, and another was north of Big Falls near mile marker 390. They also saw a GREAT GRAY OWL at mile marker 369 near Gemmel.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 4th.
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