*November 4, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 4, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 4th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A probable SCOTT'S ORIOLE was seen on the 30th in Grand Marais at 3rd
Street and East 2nd Avenue. It was seen by several observers in the
morning, but has not been relocated since. Kim Eckert and others found
an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in Two Harbors on the 29th at the
corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Kimís group also saw an adult
THAYERíS GULL in Knife River, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, and
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at Taconite Harbor, and LONG-TAILED DUCKS at
Paradise Beach in Cook County. Denny and Barb Martin saw a late
BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the 30th along the Croftville Road east of Grand
Marais, Bob Dunlap and others saw a late WILSONíS WARBLER at the Ionaís
Beach Scientific and Natural Area east of Gooseberry Falls, and a late
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was seen on the 30th at 3rd Street and East 2nd
Avenue in Grand Marias.
Erik Brunke saw a juvenile GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, three juvenile
THAYER'S GULLS, and a juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL on the 30th at the Superior
landfill. Erik also saw a BLACK SCOTER fly past the Superior Entry. Jan
and Larry Kraemer relocated the BLACK SCOTER on the 2nd in the Duluth
Harbor near 27th Avenue West and Miller Creek. They also relocated the
SURF SCOTER on the 1st on the St. Louis River on the west side of the
Indian Point campground.
Norma Malinowski reported BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 2nd in Ely at the
west end of the Trezona Trail. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were also seen over the
past week in downtown Two Harbors and in the Grand Marais campground.
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen on an almost daily basis
migrating along the North Shore.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
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