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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*October 12, 2012

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Red-throated Loon
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Say's Phoebe
Clark's Nutcracker
Varied Thrush

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 12, 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 12th, 2012 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The SAY'S PHOEBE at the McQuade Road public boat access east of Duluth
was last reported on the 11th near the restroom building. It could not
be relocated 45 minutes of mid-day searching on the 12th.

A CLARK'S NUTCRACKER was seen flying by the Hawk Ridge main overlook on
the 12th. This is only the second record for St. Louis County, and one
of the few recent records for the state. The first VARIED THRUSH report
of the season was a bird banded at Hawk Ridge on the 7th.

Jan and Larry Kraemer, Erik Bruhnke and others found a HARLEQUIN DUCK at
Canal Park on the 9th and a RED-THROATED LOON and two SURF SCOTERS at
the Park Point Recreation Area. Mike Hendrickson found two BLACK SCOTERS
on the 10th at Leif Erickson Park near 10th Avenue East in Duluth.

A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was seen on the 8th and 9th at Knife River just
to the east of Emily's Restaurant along Scenic Highway 61.

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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