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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*October 14, 2010
*MNDU1010.14

-Birds mentioned
Ross's Goose
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Western Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Gray Jay
Townsend's Solitaire
Common Redpoll
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 14, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 14th, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A LONG-TAILED JAEGER and a PARASITIC JAEGER was seen by Erik Brunke on
the 14th from the first parking lot along Wisconsin Point. Mike
Hendrickson saw two PARASITIC JAEGERS and four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at
the same location on the 10th. Karl Bardon found two juvenile POMARINE
JAEGERS, a WESTERN GREBE, 12 BLACK SCOTERS, and eight SURF SCOTERS on
the 12th at the Park Point Recreation Area.

Eight GOLDEN EAGLES have been seen at Hawk Ridge since October 7th, and
the first ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on the 11th. A ROSS'S GOOSE was
seen on the 11th, as well as the first COMMON REDPOLL of the season.

John Green saw a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on the 10th in Duluth Township at
the junction of the McQuade Road (CR 33) and the Radke Road. Rick
Schroeder also saw one on the 10th on the western end of Skyline Parkway
at the scenic overlook that sits above the cement plant. Norma Lundquist
saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on the 12th at her feeder in Duluth
Township, and Joel Koemptgen saw one in Gnesen Township on the 9th.
Migrating GRAY JAYS continue to be seen at many locations along the
North Shore and Carlton County.

A ROSS'S GOOSE, four BLACK SCOTERS, and a SURF SCOTER were seen on the
14th at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors. Two SURF SCOTERS and a
LONG-TAILED DUCK flew by the Knife River marina on the 14th.

Kate Kelnberger and others saw a SPRUCE GROUSE in Cook County on the
11th along the Moccasin Trail at the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center,
at the end of the Gunflint Trail.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October
21st.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
message.

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.


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