-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*October 13, 2011
*MNDU1110.13

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 13, 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 13th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Three BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were found by Sparky Stensaas in the Sax-Zim Bog on the 9th along the McDavitt Road (CR 233) about three miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28). He also saw BOREAL CHICKADEES along Owl Avenue (CR 202) south of the Overton Road.

Several species of interest were seen at Wisconsin Point on the 9th, including RED-THROATED LOON, PARASITIC JAEGER, THAYER'S GULL, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, FRANKLINíS GULL, SURF SCOTER, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

The first NORTHERN SHRIKE of the fall season was reported at Hawk Ridge on the 10th and the first COMMON REDPOLL of the season was seen there on the 12th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 20th.

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.