*May 7, 2015
Great Crested Flycatcher
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 7, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 7th, 2015 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Dick Green and Larry Snyder saw a WHITE-FACED IBIS in the Duluth Harbor
on the 3rd near the Sky Harbor Airport. It was later relocated in the
cattails near the boat launch north of the ball fields. This is the
first record for St. Louis County.
John Richardson found a PIPING PLOVER and four WILLETS on the 5th at
Park Point near the Sky Harbor Airport. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw two
RED-THROATED LOONS on the 6th, and an EASTERN TOWHEE and two
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS on the 7th at the Park Point Recreation Area.
Clinton Nienhaus saw an immature RED-THROATED LOON on the 3rd at 14th
Street on the bay side of Park Point. He also counted 951 migrating BLUE
JAYS on the 3rd at Park Point and 480 on the 2nd.
Jeff Newman saw a GREAT EGRET flying over the Lakeside neighborhood on
the 3rd. Jason Mandich saw a flock of 41 WILLETS on the 6th at Carey
Lake in Hibbing. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on the 4th west of Two
Harbors, but it has not been relocated. A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen on the
2nd along Scenic 61 west side of Two Harbors.
A BREWER'S SPARROW was photographed on the 4th near Agate Bay in Two
Harbors, in the grassy field south of the dirt road southeast of the
train depot. Unfortunately, it was not recognized as a Brewer's Sparrow
until the observer (me) looked at the photos on the computer two days
later and then sought input from others. The bird could not be relocated
in more than five hours of searching on the 7th, and it has probably
left the area.
Recent new arrivals in the area include LESSER YELLOWLEGS, VIRGINIA RAIL
and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on the 2nd, CASPIAN TERN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER,
BROWN THRASHER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, NASHVILLE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, and
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the 3rd, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, LINCOLNíS SPARROW, HARRISíS SPARROW on the
4th, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SANDERLING, SORA, SEDGE
WREN, HOUSE WREN, on the 5th, COMMON TERN, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD on
the 6th, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, LEAST FLYCATCHER, GREAT CRESTED
FLYCATCHER, OVENBIRD, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, CAPE MAY WARBLER, MAGNOLIA
WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE on the 7th.
This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date
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Facebook group pages:
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Northeast Minnesota Birding:
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Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/
The next scheduled update of this report will be on May 14th.
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