*April 28, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 28, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 28th, 2011 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A LAUGHING GULL was found by Jan Kraemer on the 28th at the Park Point
recreational area boat launch. It was later relocated on the harbor side
of Hearding Island. A record early WHIMBREL was found on the 22nd by
Peder Svingen at the recreational area ball fields, and it was still
present on the 28th along with an immature GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL.
A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found on the 28th in the Duluth Harbor
at the north end of the Bong Bridge. Peder Svingen saw an ICELAND GULL,
six GLAUCOUS GULLS, and a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 23rd at the
Deb Falkowski saw late BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS as recently as the 25th in the
town of Virginia.
New arrivals in the area during the past week include PURPLE MARTIN,
BROWN THRASHER, and CHIPPING SPARROW.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 5th.
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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