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Subject:[mou-rba] Duluth RBA 11/10/11
From:Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:11:51 -0700

*Duluth/North Shore
*November 10, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Spruce Grouse
Thayer's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Short-eared Owl
Red-eyed Vireo
Townsend's Solitaire

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 10, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (

This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 10th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A gray morph GYRFALCON flew past Hawk Ridge on the 3rd, heading towards
downtown Duluth. Dave Willard found a HARLEQUIN DUCK on the 6th near
Barker's Island in Superior. Erik Bruhnke saw an adult THAYER'S GULL on
the 9th in Canal Park. As many as nine THAYERíS GULLS and a second-cycle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL have been seen recently on the Minnesota side
of the Superior Entry. Erik saw a FRANKLINíS GULL on the 7th at the
first parking lot at the base of Wisconsin Point. Chris Mansfield found
a record late RED-EYED VIREO in Duluth on the 7th along the Lakewalk
just east of the rose garden.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was seen on the 9th in Duluth Township along the
West Knife River Road, 0.3 mile west of the north end of the Homestead
Road (CR 42). Doug Keiser and others saw two SURF SCOTERS, one BLACK
SCOTER, and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at Taconite Harbor in Cook County
on the 7th. They also saw a SPRUCE GROUSE south of Isabella on the Stony
River Forest Road, about one mile north of the Whyte Road. A SHORT-EARED
OWL was seen on the 8th at the Two Harbors golf course.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at, or visit the MOU web site at

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