-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *March 25, 2010 *MNDU1003.25-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 25, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, March 25th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found by Karl Bardon on the 23rd at Hearding Island at 24th Street on Park Point in Duluth. Karl also saw a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE at the same location on the 16th, possibly the same individual seen in Duluth during the past winter. Mike Hendrickson saw 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, an ICELAND GULL, and 15 GLAUCOUS GULLS on the 19th on Allouez Bay at Wisconsin Point. Andres Morantes saw 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 19th near Brighton Beach in east Duluth.
Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were reported by Shawn Conrad on the 13th in Grand Rapids on the 900 block of Clover Lane, in the same neighborhood they frequented last year.
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen by Nancy Jackson on the 23rd and the 15th along CR 110 just south of Hoyt Lakes near the recycling center. Dee Kuder saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 16th in northern St. Louis County on US Highway 73 at the Lind Road (CR 85). Warren Nelson saw two SHORT-EARED OWLS in Aitkin County on the 21st along CR 18, 1.6 miles east of US Highway 169.
A record-high 30 GOLDEN EAGLES and 679 BALD EAGLES were counted on the 16th by Karl Bardon and others at the West Skyline Hawk Count. Six CACKLING GEESE were seen on the 21st and a SANDHILL CRANE was seen on the 22nd.
Recent new arrivals in the area include TUNDRA SWAN, TRUMPETER SWAN, WOOD DUCK, NORTHERN PINTAIL, HOODED MERGANSER, NORTHERN HARRIER, WILSON'S SNIPE, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, and COMMON GRACKLE.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 1st.
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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