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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*May 24, 2014
*MNDU1405.24

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 24, 2014
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 24th, 2014 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A PIPING PLOVER was seen on the 20th at the 3300 block of Park Point. Karl Bardon saw a very late SNOWY OWL and an EARED GREBE on the 20th at 38th Street on Park Point. He also saw three PARASITIC JAEGERS and 14 WHIMBREL at the Recreation Area dune bridge. On the 22nd Mike Hendrickson saw three PARASITIC JAEGERS near 16th Street. Peder Svingen saw a WESTERN GREBE on the 18th at Lafayette Square, and on the 19th he saw three RUDDY DUCKS near the 12th Street access. The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at the Park Point Recreation Area was still present on the 22nd.

Jeff Newman saw a LARK SPARROW on the 20th on the 4400 block of Regent Street in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. Sandra van den Bosse saw a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 23rd in the open field near Everett and Morningside.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen on the 22nd at Lighthouse Point in Two Harbors. JG Bennett saw a WILSON'S PHALAROPE on the 20th just west of the Two Harbors water treatment plant near Agate Bay. A flock of 32 LONG-TAILED DUCKS was seen on the 22nd at Burlington Bay and four others were seen at Flood Bay east of Two Harbors.

Frank Berdan saw eight LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 18th near the McQuade Road access. Uwe Kausch saw a GREAT EGRET on the 20th along the Wildwood Road west of the Homestead Road in Duluth Township. Sparky Stensaas and others saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on the 21st at the Owl Avenue Welcome Center in Sax-Zim Bog, and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER just south of the Bog at CR 47 and CR 7. Terry Wiens saw two UPLAND SANDPIPERS on the 23rd along Arkola Road (CR 52) at CR 27.

Norma Malinowski saw a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 23rd along Miner's Drive in Ely. Steve and Peg Robertson saw a LARK SPARROW in Silver Bay on the 19th.

Other recent spring arrivals in the past week include WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, MOURNING WARBLER, and INDIGO BUNTING.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on May 30th.

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.