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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*April 4, 2013
*MNDU1304.04

-Birds mentioned
Gadwall
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Golden Eagle
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Snowy Owl
Great Gray Owl
Varied Thrush
Bohemian Waxwing
Lapland Longspur
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 4, 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 4th, 2013 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found by Karl Bardon on March 25th at
Canal Park in Duluth. The over wintering male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was
also present, but it was paired with a Common Goldeneye. Karl counted a
record high ten GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS in the Duluth Harbor on the
31st, along with two THAYER’S GULLS, two ICELAND GULLS, and eight
GLAUCOUS GULLS. On the 29th and 31st he saw a ROSS’S GOOSE in the
harbor.

A male VARIED THRUSH is still being seen sporadically by Alison Clarke
in her yard at 226 Ridgewood Road in east Duluth. Birders are welcome to
search for this bird. Karl Bardon and others counted 417 BALD EAGLES and
5 GOLDEN EAGLES on the 29th at the West Skyline Hawk Count, as well as
nearly 1,600 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS.

Rod Burmaster saw a SNOWY OWL in Two Harbors on the 31st by the Holiday
gas station at the west end of town. Small numbers of GREAT GRAY OWLS
are still being seen along the North Shore, with one found by Peder
Svingen on the 28th on the west side of Two Harbors and another found by
Uwe Kausch on the 29th on the Wildwood Road west of the Homestead Road
in Duluth Township.

Bob Myers saw a flock of LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 29th at the Silver Bay
marina. Mike Steffes saw a flock of nine LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 28th
at Agate Bay in Two Harbors.

Recent spring arrivals in the past week include GADWALL, BLUE WINGED
TEAL, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED
GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April
11th.

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.