*April 6, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 6, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 5th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
An apparent hybrid COMMON GOLDENEYE X BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found on
the 1st by Peder Svingen in the Duluth Harbor between 32nd and 33rd
Street on Park Point. Peder counted exceptional numbers of waterfowl on
the 1st between Hearding Island and the Park Point Recreation Area,
including nearly 1,700 COMMON GOLDENEYES, almost 700 GREATER SCAUP,
nearly 600 LESSER SCAUP, and more than 500 REDHEADS.
New arrivals in the area during the past week include YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, CHIPPING SPARROW, and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
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