*December 9, 2010
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 9, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for December 9th, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Several observers have reported multiple THAYER'S GULLS, ICELAND GULLS,
GLAUCOUS GULLS, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS of various ages at Canal
Park and at the Superior Entry during the past week, as well as several
hybrids. Karl Bardon saw a first-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the
5th at the Superior Entry. Karl also photographed a BARROW’S X COMMON
GOLDENEYE and a HOODED MERGANSER X COMMON GOLDENEYE hybrid at Canal Park
on the 5th.
Phill Toffoli saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER in Duluth along the Martin
Road (CR 10) near the Old Vermillion Trail between the Arnold Road and
Woodland Avenue. Cindy Edwardson saw a flock of about 100 BOHEMIAN
WAXWINGS on the 4th at East Arrowhead Road and Vermilion Road in Duluth.
Bill Tefft saw a flock of more than 70 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Ely on the
7th on the 500 block of Chapman Street. Bob Myers saw a flock of 43
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 5th in Silver Bay, and a flock of about 50 was
seen along 3rd Avenue in Two Harbors.
A GREAT GRAY OWL was found on the 9th by Sparky Stensaas in the Sax-Zim
Bog along the McDavitt Road (CR 233), about 3.5 to 4 miles north of the
Sax Road (CR 28). Jeremy Ridlbauer saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 7th in
Cook County along MN Highway 61, 1.5 miles east of Naniboujou Lodge.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, December
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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