*Duluth/North Shore
*October 21, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Surf Scoter
Thayer's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Snow Bunting
American Tree Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Red Crossbill

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 21, 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 20th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A SUMMER TANAGER was found by Cindy and Chris Edwardson on the 16th at
31 East Arrowhead Road at the corner with Vermilion Road in Duluth. It
was still present on the 18th. Kim Eckert saw two SURF SCOTERS at
Brighton Beach in east Duluth on the 18th.

Peder Svingen saw an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 17th on the
Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. He saw eight THAYER'S GULLS here
on the 18th.

The first RED CROSSBILL of the fall season was reported at Hawk Ridge on
the 16th and the first AMERICAN TREE SPARROW of the season was seen
there on the 17th. The first SNOW BUNTING was reported on the 15th.

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.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

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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
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