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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:47:49 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*October 22, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Loon
Red-shouldered Hawk
Glaucous Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Townsend's Solitaire

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 22, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found by Terry Wiens on the 18th at the top
of Ely’s Peak in west Duluth. Peder Svingen saw a first-cycle GLAUCOUS
GULL on the 22nd at Canal Park. On the 21st Karl Bardon saw a
RED-THROATED LOON at Canal Park. Mike Hendrickson saw a SURF SCOTER and
a LONG-TAILED DUCK on the 20th on the bay side of Park Point at 37th

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen on the 17th along the Whyte Road (FR 104)
in northern Lake County. I also have a second-hand report of a Hawk Owl
at Hawk Ridge on the 22nd, but I have no additional details.

A migrating RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen by Cameron Rutt on the 17th in
Cook County along the Sawbill Trail (CR 2). Denny and Barb Martin found
two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and a BLACK SCOTER on the 18th at Paradise
Beach in Cook County, and a SURF SCOTER and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER in
Grand Marais. They also reported a gray-phase adult GYRFALCON flying
west at Hovland. On the 20th they found a female LONG-TAILED DUCK at the
Castle Danger sewage ponds.

Jason Caddy found a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 17th in
Carlton County on the west side of MN Highway 33 just south of the
Cloquet hockey arena. He also saw a male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the
18th at Lighthouse Point in Two Harbors.

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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