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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:39:58 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*December 10, 2015

-Birds mentioned
Spruce Grouse
Clark's Grebe
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-backed Woodpecker

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 10, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

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

A CLARK'S GREBE was found on the side of Lake County Road 2 about four
miles north of Two Harbors on the 7th. It was brought to Wildwoods
rehabilitation and then released on Lake Superior the next day. This is
only the second record for northeastern Minnesota.

Richard Hoeg saw an amazing total of 30 SPRUCE GROUSE on the 8th along
the Tomahawk Trail in northern Lake County. Most were seen between Inga
Creek and Isabella Lake. Richard also saw at least two BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKERS near the Isabella Lake BWCA entry point.

Peder Svingen and others saw the first-cycle CALIFORNIA GULL on the 6th
at the Superior Entry. This is the same gull that was seen in the
Duluth/Superior area in September. Peder also saw 15 THAYER'S GULLS on
the 5th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry, and then soon after
saw another six at Canal Park. GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL and
GLAUCOUS GULLS are also still being seen at both locations.

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

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:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
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Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
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