*Duluth/North Shore
*March 26, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 26, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for March 26th, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was relocated on the 25th by homeowners Jeff and Lois Newman at their home at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street in Duluth. This is the first report I'm aware of since March 9th. Birders are still welcome to look for the bird but the homeowners ask that observers stand by the corner of the front porch and not in the yard.

The COMMON EIDER present in the Duluth/Superior area since November was seen as recently as the 23rd at the Barker's Island bridge in Superior, Wisconsin. Two adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS and ten GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen by Clinton Nienhaus on the 26th at the Superior Landfill. As far as I know, the GYRFALCON in Superior has not been reported since March 14th.

Richard Hoeg photographed a hybrid HOODED MERGANSER X COMMON GOLDENEYE at the dam at the outlet of Wild Rice Lake, north of Duluth. Sparky Stensaas saw 70 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 20th on Carlton County Road 1 on the south side of Wrenshall.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen on the 21st on the east side of Grand Marais. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on the 24th along Scenic Highway 61 a mile west of Two Harbors.

Recent new arrivals in the area include RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD on the 19th, AMERICAN KESTREL on the 21st, and COMMON GRACKLE on the 21st.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on April 2nd.

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