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6 days ago

Mary K Willert
Was walking this morning around 7:45am and spotted 3 Bald Eagles above the Duluth Lakewalk, flying just under the cloud bank. But they were somewhat obstructed by the clouds and I couldn't determine whether they were adults or juveniles because I did not have my binoculars along. Also, I saw about 10 Double-crested Cormorants skimming Lake Superior just off shore. Hope that the counters are having some luck this morning on this cold and bluster morning! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Allie Pesano
Friday afternoon we successfully deployed another satellite transmitter on an adult dark morph Red-tailed Hawk! This bird was caught by a fellow bander, Frank Taylor, up the north shore on MN. With his support we also collected data on this bird - measurements, photos, and genetics - and are naming it after his wife, Trudi. Trudi’s location successfully checked in today, revealing it has just about made it to Madison, WI. This bird likely bred this summer, so we are hoping to see where it goes next year! Using the DNA, we will also figure out what type of subspecies it is most closely related to. Thanks to Frank Taylor, Frank Nicoletti, Emily Pavlovic, Hannah Toutonghi, Halle Lambeau, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Cellular Tracking Technologies, The Minnesota Ornithologists' Union - MOU, and all those who have donated to and shared information about my project! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Meghan Morrow
This was AMAZING experience! Last night we participated in a private owl program at Hawk’s Ridge and had the opportunity to hang out with some really cool birds (and people)! We arrived at 7pm as darkness was settling upon us to hear owl calls that were hopefully going to lure them into the nets for banding. The naturalist that lead our program told us all about owls while we waited. We didn’t have to wait long and in what felt like a short 2hrs we saw:1- Barred Owl1- Great Horn Owl5- Saw-Whet Owls (we each got to release one of these tiny owls after we watched them get banded, weighed, measured and aged *video of Sawyer’s release*)There is something about being out in the dark that is magical- the owls, the moon, the stars but most of all having the four of us together. I think it’s safe to say we made memories last night that we will talk about for a long time. More Morrow adventures to come!Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ... See MoreSee Less
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