*Duluth/North Shore
*November 4, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 4, 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 4th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A probable SCOTT'S ORIOLE was seen on the 30th in Grand Marais at 3rd Street and East 2nd Avenue. It was seen by several observers in the morning, but has not been relocated since. Kim Eckert and others found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in Two Harbors on the 29th at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Kimís group also saw an adult THAYERíS GULL in Knife River, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at Taconite Harbor, and LONG-TAILED DUCKS at Paradise Beach in Cook County. Denny and Barb Martin saw a late BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the 30th along the Croftville Road east of Grand Marais, Bob Dunlap and others saw a late WILSONíS WARBLER at the Ionaís Beach Scientific and Natural Area east of Gooseberry Falls, and a late BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was seen on the 30th at 3rd Street and East 2nd Avenue in Grand Marias.

Erik Brunke saw a juvenile GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, three juvenile THAYER'S GULLS, and a juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL on the 30th at the Superior landfill. Erik also saw a BLACK SCOTER fly past the Superior Entry. Jan and Larry Kraemer relocated the BLACK SCOTER on the 2nd in the Duluth Harbor near 27th Avenue West and Miller Creek. They also relocated the SURF SCOTER on the 1st on the St. Louis River on the west side of the Indian Point campground.

Norma Malinowski reported BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 2nd in Ely at the west end of the Trezona Trail. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were also seen over the past week in downtown Two Harbors and in the Grand Marais campground. BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen on an almost daily basis migrating along the North Shore.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November 10th.

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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