*Duluth/North Shore
*November 18, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 18, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 18th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found by Mike Hendrickson and others on the 13th along the Croftville Road east of Grand Marais. They also saw a first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL and a first-cycle THAYER’S GULL in the Grand Marais harbor, a BLACK SCOTER at Paradise Beach, and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS near Five Mile Rock.

THAYER'S GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULL, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL continue to be seen at the Superior Entry and along Wisconsin Point. Peder Svingen saw an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 14th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry, and a juvenile GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at Canal Park on the 15th. WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and RED CROSSBILLS are being seen migrating past Hawk Ridge on a regular basis and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the 12th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November 24th.

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.