-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *April 14, 2011 *MNDU1104.14-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 14, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 14th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found on the 8th by Peder Svingen on the harbor side of the Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth. The two HARLEQUIN DUCKS in Silver Bay were relocated by Bob Myers on the 13th at the beach southwest of the AmericInn and just east of the Northshore Mining plant.
Four LONG-TAILED DUCKS were still present at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors on the 12th. Nancy Jackson found a RUDDY DUCK in Two Harbors on the 9th at Burlington Bay. Uwe Kausch saw two SANDHILL CRANES at the end of the Wildwood Road, one mile west of the Homestead Road in Duluth Township.
Dudley Edmonson reported a flock of more than 1000 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 10th in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. The flock was up to 2,300 later in the day when it was relocated by Peder Svingen and Mathew Sorensen, making this the largest flock reported in the state since the late 1990's.
New arrivals in the area during the past week include SNOW GOOSE, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, CANVASBACK, LESSER SCAUP, GREATER SCAUP, REDHEAD, COMMON LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, OSPREY, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, AMERICAN COOT, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, WINTER WREN, HERMIT THRUSH, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 21st.
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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