*Duluth/North Shore
*December 10, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 10, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for December 10th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A CLARK'S GREBE was found on the side of Lake County Road 2 about four miles north of Two Harbors on the 7th. It was brought to Wildwoods rehabilitation and then released on Lake Superior the next day. This is only the second record for northeastern Minnesota.

Richard Hoeg saw an amazing total of 30 SPRUCE GROUSE on the 8th along the Tomahawk Trail in northern Lake County. Most were seen between Inga Creek and Isabella Lake. Richard also saw at least two BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS near the Isabella Lake BWCA entry point.

Peder Svingen and others saw the first-cycle CALIFORNIA GULL on the 6th at the Superior Entry. This is the same gull that was seen in the Duluth/Superior area in September. Peder also saw 15 THAYER'S GULLS on the 5th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry, and then soon after saw another six at Canal Park. GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL and GLAUCOUS GULLS are also still being seen at both locations.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, December 17th.

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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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, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.