*October 13, 2011
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 13, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 13th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Three BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were found by Sparky Stensaas in the
Sax-Zim Bog on the 9th along the McDavitt Road (CR 233) about three
miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28). He also saw BOREAL CHICKADEES along
Owl Avenue (CR 202) south of the Overton Road.
Several species of interest were seen at Wisconsin Point on the 9th,
including RED-THROATED LOON, PARASITIC JAEGER, THAYER'S GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, FRANKLINíS GULL, SURF
SCOTER, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
The first NORTHERN SHRIKE of the fall season was reported at Hawk Ridge
on the 10th and the first COMMON REDPOLL of the season was seen there on
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.
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