*Duluth/North Shore
*May 14, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 14, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 14th, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A SAY'S PHOEBE was found on the 8th by Peder Svingen along the western end of the gravel walking trail at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, but it has not been relocated. Peder also saw a MARSH WREN and a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in the same area. An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen on the 12th two miles west of Two Harbors along Scenic Highway 61. Two LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen on the 14th at Lighthouse Point in Two Harbors.

A late-lingering ICELAND GULL has been reported as recently as the 12th by Peder Svingen on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. He also saw two THAYER'S GULLS and 750 COMMON TERNS there on the 13th, and two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS on the 9th. JG Bennett saw a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 11th at the Park Point Recreation Area.

Recent new arrivals in the area include VEERY on the 7th, GRAY CATBIRD on the 8th, BLUE-HEADED VIREO and CANADA WARBLER on the 9th, UPLAND SANDPIPER on the 10th, CLIFF SWALLOW, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and BOBOLINK on the 13th, and LEAST SANDPIPER on the 14th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on May 21st.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists, various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date information:

MOU-net: http:[log in to unmask] eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/places Facebook group pages: Minnesota Ornithologists Union: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moumn.group/ Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnbirding/ Minnesota Rare Bird Alert: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1570731239835376/ Northeast Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177159692431348/ Sax-Zim Bog: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saxzimbog/ Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/

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