*Duluth/North Shore
*October 29, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 29, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, October 29th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the 27th by Karl Bardon on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry, and relocated on the 28th by Mike Hendrickson. Mike also saw a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL on the 28th. Kim Eckert saw a first-cycle THAYER'S GULL at Canal Park on the 28th, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK on the 26th at the Park Point rowing club. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on the 28th at 36th Street on bay side of Park Point.

Cameron Rutt saw seven WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and two BLACK SCOTERS on the 23rd at Paradise Beach in Cook County, and eight LONG-TAILED DUCKS along MN Highway 61 between mile markers 117 and 118. He also saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER and a late BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the 28th along the Mt. Maude Trail at Grand Portage, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE on the 26th at Castle Danger. Renner Anderson found a SURF SCOTER on the 24th at the Silver Bay marina.

Dee Kuder saw PINE GROSBEAKS on the 24th at Crane Lake in northern St. Louis County.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November 5th.

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

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