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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*October 5, 2012

-Birds mentioned
Ross's Goose
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Spruce Grouse
Western Grebe
American White Pelican
Franklin's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Short-eared Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Black-billed Magpie
Common Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 5, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 5th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen on the 5th by Kim Eckert and others at
Agate Bay in Two Harbors. They also saw an adult and juvenile ROSS'S
GOOSE at the Two Harbors golf course. Mark Otnes saw a RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER on the 1st at Knife River in Lake County. A BLACK-BILLED
MAGPIE was seen on the 29th at Larsmont west of Two Harbors.

Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingman saw a ROSS'S GOOSE on the 28th at the
Lutsen sewage ponds in Cook County. They also relocated the female
HARLEQUIN DUCK and AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN in the Grand Marais harbor and
the WESTERN GREBE at the Silver Bay marina. They saw a SPRUCE GROUSE on
the 28th along the South Brule Road about a mile east of the Lima
Mountain Road.

Dave, Pam and Lars Benson saw two SURF SCOTERS and a BLACK SCOTER on the
5th at Paradise Beach east of Grand Marais. They also saw an adult
THAYER'S GULL at Taconite Harbor and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and the
first COMMON REDPOLLS of the season at the Caribou River about 100 yards
from the wayside.

Mike Hendrickson saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on the 5th at the Park
Point Recreation Area. One was also seen on the 27th at the Hawk Ridge
main overlook. A SHORT-EARED OWL flew by the main overlook on the 4th.
Chris Mansfield saw two FRANKLIN'S GULLS on the 1st at the Park Point
Recreation Area.

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

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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