*Duluth/North Shore
*October 6, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Swainson's Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Red-headed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Rusty Blackbird

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 6, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 6th, 2011 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A juvenile POMARINE JAEGER was found by Kim Eckert and others on the 2nd
at the Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point. They also saw an adult male
SURF SCOTER on the bay side of Park Point between 13th and 15th Street.
On the 1st they saw a BLACK SCOTER fly by the Park Point Recreation
Area, and on the 30th they saw a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER. Karl Bardon
saw a juvenile PARASITIC JAEGER at the mouth of the Lester River on the

A record high count on 13,540 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was tallied at Hawk Ridge
on the 29th, more than double any previous total documented in
Minnesota. Single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS flew past Hawk Ridge on the 2nd
and the 4th, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS flew past on the 4th and 5th.
The first ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK of the season was seen on the 1st, and
SWAINSON'S HAWKS were seen on the 29th and 30th. Migrating TUNDRA SWANS
were seen in Duluth and Two Harbors on the 30th.

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

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
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