*Duluth/North Shore
*October 18, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 18, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 18th, 2012 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were found by Shawn Conrad on the 17th at the Grand Marais harbor. He also saw 20 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at the Shoreline Inn. Three BLACK SCOTERS were seen on the 14th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors. Frank Berdan saw two LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 16th just west of the McQuade Road, east of Duluth.

Cindy and Chris Edwardson had a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER in their yard on the 10th near Woodland Avenue and East Arrowhead Road in Duluth. They also report that one is being seen on Boulder Dam Road near Island Lake. Elizabeth Copper saw one in her yard in Melrude on the 14th.

In impressive total of 4,050 PINE SISKINS was counted at Hawk Ridge on the 14th, the third highest count for the state. The first BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS of the season flew past Hawk Ridge on the 14th and NORTHERN SHRIKES and SNOW BUNTINGS also arrived in the area during the past week. RED CROSSBILLS and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS have been seen almost daily at Hawk Ridge during the past week.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 25th.

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.