Google maps took me a very round about way to get to Route 29 and took me to a dead end due to construction. I used my eyeballs and my head to correct google's mistake. The sub zero temperatures reduced my tire pressure to the warning level. I believe is was -11F in the morning. I needed several tries on the way to Duluth to find a gas station with a working air hose. The first place I bought a new tire gauge, something I had neglected to do in Cincinnati, but then their air pump did not work. I had bought gas before this attempt. The second place was a truck stop. The car tire hose was frozen, but the truck one did work.
I arrived in Superior/Duluth at about 12:30 pm. I went directly to the intersection where the Bohemian Waxwings were first reported, Riley and Eagle Lake Roads west of Jean Duluth Road. My directions took me to Martin Road. As I approached Riley from the west, I saw a large raptor on top of a tree near the road. From a distance, it looked like the Northern Hawk Owl. I pulled up beside it, stayed in my car and got a few photos. See blow.