*Duluth/North Shore
*November 7, 2013

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 7, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 7th, 2013 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found by Cindy Edwardson and others on the 3rd in Grand Marais at 1st Street and 5th Avenue. Craig Mandel saw a SPRUCE GROUSE along the Gunflint Trail just south of the Lima Mountain Road. WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and BLACK SCOTERS were seen in the Grand Marais harbor and at Taconite Harbor in Cook County on the 3rd and 4th.

The juvenile ROSS'S GOOSE at the Two Harbors golf course was seen as recently as the 5th. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER have been seen as recently as the 2nd at 4th Avenue and 3rd Street in Two Harbors. Kim Eckert saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 2nd at the Iona’s Beach Twin Points boat launch, three miles northeast of the Gooseberry River.

A female LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be seen at the McQuade Road boat launch northeast of Duluth. Up to seven THAYERS'S GULLS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and two GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS continue to be reported at Canal Park and on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. A WESTERN GREBE was photographed by Clinton Neinhaus on the 3rd on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. A BLACK SCOTER and a female RUDDY DUCK were reported on the 2nd by several observers at the Park Point Rowing Club.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was found on the 4th by Dave Schimpf along Brainerd Avenue in Duluth and another was found on the 3rd by Doug Kieser along the Gunflint Trail about a mile north of Grand Marais.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on November 14th.

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.