*November 4, 2013
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: November 4, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Monday November 4th, 2013.
There has been very little to report on over the past couple of weeks.
Most observations have been of late migrants and of lingering individual
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was in Cook County on the third. It was found by
Doug Kieser along the Gunflint Trail about a mile north of Grand Marais
near fire call #723. A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was also seen in the Grand
Marais area, at 1st Street and 5th Avenue.
At Canal Park in Duluth, I have reports of up to seven THAYER'S GULLS
and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL roosting on the harbor break wall. On the
3rd, Mike Hendrickson reported a LONG-TAILED DUCK just northeast of
Duluth at the McQuade Road safe harbor along Scenic Highway 61. Conny
Brunell found both a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL at
Lake Harriet in Minneapolis on the 1st.
At Lake Byllesby, Laura Coble reports that there were still 29 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, 4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS seen from the
northwest side of the lake in Dakota County on November 1st.
And near Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County, upwards of 5,900 SANDHILL
CRANES are staging in recently harvested corn fields. Check especially
along county roads 3 and 11. A couple of COMMON RAVENS were seen here by
Barb Kull on November 1st.
The next scheduled update is Thursday November 14th, 2013.