*October 29, 2009
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 29, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, October 29th, 2009
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the 27th by Karl
Bardon on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry, and relocated on the
28th by Mike Hendrickson. Mike also saw a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL on
the 28th. Kim Eckert saw a first-cycle THAYER'S GULL at Canal Park on
the 28th, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK on the 26th at the Park Point rowing
club. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on the 28th
at 36th Street on bay side of Park Point.
Cameron Rutt saw seven WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and two BLACK SCOTERS on the
23rd at Paradise Beach in Cook County, and eight LONG-TAILED DUCKS along
MN Highway 61 between mile markers 117 and 118. He also saw a
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER and a late BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the 28th along
the Mt. Maude Trail at Grand Portage, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE on the 26th
at Castle Danger. Renner Anderson found a SURF SCOTER on the 24th at the
Silver Bay marina.
Dee Kuder saw PINE GROSBEAKS on the 24th at Crane Lake in northern St.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November
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