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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*May 8, 2014
*MNDU1405.08

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 8, 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 8th, 2014 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was found by Karl Bardon on the 7th at Brighton Beach in east Duluth, but it has not been relocated. Kim Eckert saw four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at the same location on the 8th. Kim also saw six RED-THROATED LOONS on the 8th at the Park Point Recreation Area, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK on the 2nd at Indian Point in west Duluth. Peder Svingen saw a RED-THROATED LOON on the 2nd near the Lakewood Road.

A WILLET was seen at Agate Bay in Two Harbors on the 7th. Two VESPER SPARROWS were seen on the 3rd along Scenic Highway 61, two miles west of Two Harbors.

Other recent spring arrivals in the past week include AMERICAN BITTERN, GREEN HERON, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, BONAPARTE'S GULL, BROWN THRASHER, VEERY, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, HARRIS’S SPARROW, and BREWER’S BLACKBIRD.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on May 16th.

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.