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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*October 24, 2013

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
Black Scoter
Red-throated Loon
Sabine's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Townsend's Solitaire
Varied Thrush
Field Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 24, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 24th, 2013 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A juvenile SABINE'S GULL was found by Karl Bardon on the 20th at Canal
Park in Duluth. Possibly the same individual was seen later in the day
at the Superior Entry. A RED-THROATED LOON was also seen by several
observers on the 20th at Canal Park. Sparky Stensaas found a
RED-THROATED LOON here on the 22nd, as well as an adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL. Mike Hendrickson and Peder Svingen saw a first-cycle
and a second-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and four THAYERSíS GULLS on
the 18th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. A GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen there on the 20th by several observers.

A female-plumaged HARLEQUIN DUCK was found on the 24th at Agate Bay in
Two Harbors. A FIELD SPARROW and a LE CONTE'S SPARROW were seen in the
fields south of the train depot in Two Harbors on the 24th. The immature
ROSSíS GOOSE was seen as recently as the 22nd at the Two Harbors golf

Peder Svingen saw a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on the 21st along the Old North
Shore Road just east of the Homestead Road.

Bill Tefft and others found a VARIED THRUSH on the 21st in Cook County
near the intersection of CR 69 and MN Highway 61, just east of
Naniboujou Lodge. They also saw three BLACK SCOTERS in the Grand Marais
harbor on the 22nd.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on October 31st.

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

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
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