*November 25, 2016
Great Black-backed Gull
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 25, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 17th, 2016 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was found on the 21st in downtown Two Harbors,
and the bird continues to be seen daily. It moves around throughout the
day with a flock of House Sparrows, and is seen mainly along Waterfront
Drive especially in the alley behind the library at 4th Avenue, in the
cedars in the parking lot of the Napa auto parts store at 2nd Avenue, at
the post office at 1st Avenue, and at the ground feeder at South Avenue
between the Do North pizzeria and the black historic locomotive. It has
also been seen in the backyard of 512 4th Avenue.
Jeff Newman reports that the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW has been seen daily,
particularly at dawn, in his yard at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street
in east Duluth. Birders are welcome to look for the bird but he asks
observers to stay on the sidewalk and not venture into his yard. The
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on Park Point was relocated by Alex Lamoreaux on
the 23rd at 40th Street between the rowing club and Southworth Marsh.
Jan Green reported that a female HARLEQUIN DUCK was found by Bruce
Sederberg on the 20th at the McQuade Road public access northeast of
Duluth. The bird was relocated by several observers on the 24th and
25th. A PACIFIC LOON was found by Liz Harper at the mouth of the Lester
River on the 24th and the bird was still present on the 25th. This may
be the same bird present at Park Point earlier in the month. Liz Harper
saw two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, a BLACK SCOTER, and two LONG-TAILED DUCK
in the Grand Marais harbor on the 25th, and John Richardson saw a SURF
SCOTER there on the 25th. Liz saw two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at Taconite
Harbor on the 25th.
Stephen Nelson found an adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL in the Grand
Marais harbor on the 21st, and it was still present on the 25th.
THAYER'S GULLS, ICELAND GULL, and GLAUCOUS GULL, continue to be reported
from Canal Park and the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Friday,
This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date
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Facebook group pages:
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Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saxzimbog/
Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/
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