I’ve really appreciated all of the comments about hummingbirds, or the lack of them, this summer. In case you missed it, here’s Sam Cook’s story in today’s Duluth News Tribune about this subject:
How to segue from hummingbirds to hawks? Let’s try this: If you’ve been looking at hummingbirds for a while, a broad-winged hawk, or even a sharp-shinned hawk, sure will seem big.
Speaking of hawks, peak fall migration of the hawks is a mere two months away. I noticed that registration has opened for this year’s Hawk Weekend Festival at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in eastern Duluth. This year’s festival is Sept. 14-16. You can learn all about it here:
I also noticed that Glenwood Street, a major access to Hawk Ridge, is now open in both directions after being closed for a couple of weeks by flood damage. And the city of Duluth has announced that all of the Hawk Ridge trails are open again, although there may be some “drainage issues” on the Amity Creek Trail.
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