-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*May 6, 2010
*MNDU1005.06

-Birds mentioned
American White Pelican
Broad-winged Hawk
Piping Plover
American Avocet
Willet
Franklin's Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Great Gray Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue-headed Vireo
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
House Wren
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Field Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Yellow-headed Blackbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 6, 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, May 6th, 2010 sponsored
by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Two PIPING PLOVERS and an AMERICAN AVOCET were found by Peder Svingen on
the 2nd on Park Point just south of the Sky Harbor Airport. Laura
Erickson saw what may have been the same AMERICAN AVOCET later on the
same day at Wisconsin Point about 0.75 mile from the Superior Entry.
Mike Hendrickson saw 8 WILLETS on the 3rd at Park Point.

Lori Hutchens had a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on the 5th in her yard at 213
West Orange Street in Duluth. Jan and Larry Kraemer found a RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER on the 5th in Hermantown at the junction of Getchell Road and
Jonan Drive.

Nancy Jackson reported a PIPING PLOVER on the 2nd at Twin Lakes, about 5
miles south of Aurora on St. Louis County Road 100. A YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD was seen on the 2nd at a feeder in Winton, east of Ely. A
FIELD SPARROW was seen on the 2nd in Two Harbors in the alley behind 320
2nd Avenue.

A FRANKLIN'S GULL and 106 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS flew by the West
Skyline Hawk Count in Duluth on the 4th. More than 1,400 BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS were also counted on the 4th.

Warren Nelson saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 5th in Aitkin County along CR
18, 0.2 mile east of the Hebron Cemetery, and he saw a SHORT-EARED OWL
1.8 miles east of US Highway 169.

Recent new arrivals in the area include COMMON TERN, CASPIAN TERN,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, NASHVILLE
WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, OVENBIRD, NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 13th.

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.