Minnesota Duluth/North Shore

Previous reports: September 19 26 , October 10 17 25 31 , November 7 14 .
Other Hotlines: Minnesota Statewide/Twin Cities
*Duluth/North Shore
*November 21, 1996

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 21, 1996
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union
Reports: (218) 525-5952
Compiler: Kim Eckert
Summary by Mike Steffes

The migration has been quite dull all fall as mentioned on previous reports. Unfortunately as the fall season draws to a close birding has been even more uneventful

An immature gray morph GYRFALCON was recorded by Frank Nicoletti flying past Hawk Ridge. He also reports seeing more GOLDEN EAGLES and NORTHERN GOSHAWKS as the season closes on the ridge.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen last weekend by Warren Nelson in Aitkin County 8 miles north of the town of Palisade along county road 18, 1/2 mile west of the county road 5 intersection. No reports of Snowy Owls have been received. Another NORTHERN HAWK OWL was reported northwest of Floodwood. It is possible this is the same HAWK OWL found back on October 12th along Hwy 2 at mile marker 209 just a few miles away.

There have been no recent reports of gulls at the Grand Marais Harbor in Cook County or at the Superior entry in Duluth.

Few species have been seen otherwise.

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