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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*August 10, 2012

-Birds mentioned
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Virginia Rail
Marbled Godwit
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 10, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 10th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A flock of 21 MARBLED GODWITS was found on the 8th by Erik Bruhnke at
Park Point in Duluth.

As many as 22 GREAT EGRETS are still being seen along Aitkin County Road
15 west of the town of Aitkin. Ron Erpelding and Mark Junghans found a
GREAT EGRET on the 2nd at the Two Harbors golf course. Possibly the same
individual was seen on the 8th along CR 26 on the north side of Two
Harbors. Ron and Mark also found a VIRGINIA RAIL near the Castle Danger
sewage lagoons on the 2nd.

Dave Grosshuesch saw a flock of 50 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS west of Grand
Marais on the 5th.

Shawn Conrad had a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in his LaPrairie yard in
Itasca County on the 3rd and the 5th.

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

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
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