*April 15, 2010
American White Pelican
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 15, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (email@example.com)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, April 15th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Three LONG-TAILED DUCKS were found by Ron Erpelding at Taconite Harbor
on the 14th. Ron also had 10 waterfowl species at the Grand Portage
sewage ponds and three flyover SANDHILL CRANES at Cascade River State
Park on the 15th. SANDHILL CRANES continue to be seen almost daily at
the West Skyline Hawk Count and Jeff Newman had one fly over his yard in
Lakeside on the 9th.
Other highlights from the West Skyline Hawk Count in the past week
include the first BROAD-WINGED HAWK of the season on the 14th, a flock
of six CACKLING GEESE on the 12th, 132 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the
15th, single RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS on the 11th and 14th, and a GOLDEN
EAGLE on the 10th.
Recent new arrivals in the area include BARN SWALLOW, SWAMP SPARROW,
LINCOLN'S SPARROW and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April
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