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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*April 26, 2013
*MNDU1304.26

-Birds mentioned
Cackling Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
American White Pelican
Broad-winged Hawk
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Franklin's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Snowy Owl
Great Gray Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Varied Thrush
American Tree Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 26, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 26th, 2013 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An AMERICAN AVOCET was found on the 21st by JG Bennett in the Duluth
Harbor near 27th Avenue West. Two FRANKLIN'S GULLS and a RUDDY DUCK have
been seen in the same area during the past week, as well as an apparent
ROSSíS/SNOW GOOSE hybrid. Chris Mansfield saw a CACKLING GOOSE on the
21st near the Park Point Rowing Club. A third-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED
GULL was seen on the 20th and 24th at Hearding Island in the Duluth
Harbor.

Erik Bruhnke saw two RED-THROATED LOONS on the 22nd at Brighton Beach in
east Duluth and Jan and Larry Kraemer saw five there on the 24th. Jan
and Larry also saw 40 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the 25th on the Western
Waterfront Trail in west Duluth. Alison Clarke relocated the VARIED
THRUSH on the 21st in her yard at 226 Ridgewood Road in East Duluth.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was photographed on the 20th at Agate Bay in
Two Harbors, but it has not been relocated. Twenty LONG-TAILED DUCKS
were at Agate Bay on the 21st.

GREAT GRAY OWLS are still being seen in the Duluth area and along the
North Shore, with recent reports from Ridgewood Road in east Duluth, the
Lester River Road in Lakewood Township, the Wildwood Road and the West
Knife River Road in Duluth Township, Lake County Road 3 east of Two
Harbors, and Cook County Road 7 west of Grand Marais. The SNOWY OWL in
Two Harbors was seen again on the 20th in the industrial park on the
north side of town.

Other recent spring arrivals in the past week include BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, WILSON'S SNIPE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, BELTED
KINGFISHER, WINTER WREN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW,
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 2nd.

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.