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

-Birds mentioned -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.