*Duluth/North Shore
*October 8, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 8, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 8th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An apparent BAND-TAILED PIGEON flew by the Hawk Ridge overlook on the 7th. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and two GOLDEN EAGLES were seen on the 7th, and 137 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on the 3rd. Migrating BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were seen during the past week at Hawk Ridge, Gnesen Township, and in Two Harbors.

Two RED-THROATED LOONS were found on the 1st by Peder Svingen on Park Point at the 31st Street Lafayette Square access. Kim Eckert relocated them on the 5th at the Park Point Recreation Area, and also saw two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. Sparky Stensaas and Erik Bruhnke saw two WESTERN GREBES on the 7th at the first parking lot on Wisconsin Point.

Bill Tefft reported the first NORTHERN SHRIKE of the fall season on the 4th in Ely. Single RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS were seen on September 29th at the Tower DNR office and on the 30th in Ely.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 14th.

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.