*December 14, 2012
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 14, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for December 14th, 2012 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A HARLEQUIN DUCK was found on the 12th by Jan and John Green in the
Grand Marais harbor. Peder Svingen found a WESTERN GREBE at Agate Bay in
Two Harbors on the 2nd and it was relocated on the 8th. He also saw a
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at Agate Bay that was relocated as recently as on
the 9th. Deb Falkowski saw two RUDDY DUCKS on the 2nd at Silver Lake in
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Burning Tree Plaza near the Duluth mall area on
the 7th. Another was seen on the 10th on the Lavaque Road just north of
Maple Grove Road in Hermantown.
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, ICELAND GULLS, THAYER'S GULLS, and GLAUCOUS
GULLS continue to be seen at Canal Park in Duluth. Mike Hendrickson saw
a late GADWALL on the 10th at Canal Park.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, December
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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