[mou] Duluth RBA 11/8/07

Jim Lind jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Nov 8 20:49:59 CST 2007

*Duluth/North Shore
*November 8, 2007

-Birds mentioned
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Inca Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Hoary Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 8, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind at frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, November 8th, 2007
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The INCA DOVE along 3rd Street in downtown Two Harbors was still being
seen as of the 8th. It has mainly been seen in the backyard of 304 2nd
Avenue, especially under the dense cedars and bird feeders near the
garage. It has also been seen in the back yards of each of the seven
houses to the west.

The MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD pair at Grand Marais was also still being seen as
of the 6th. They have been seen at several locations around the harbor,
including the municipal campground and most recently near the Shoreline
Motel. Craig Mandel and others found a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on the 6th
northeast of Grand Marais at 1427 Croftville Road. Kim Eckert and others
found two HOARY REDPOLLS on the 4th at the Grand Marais municipal
campground, and one was relocated on the 6th. Kim’s group also found a
first winter THAYER’S GULL and a SURF SCOTER in the Grand Marais harbor,
a BLACK SCOTER in Hovland, and several LONG-TAILED DUCKS between Five
Mile Rock and Hovland.

Conny Brunell and Susan Schumacher found a female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD on
the 2nd at Park Point in Duluth, between the recreation area and the Sky
Harbor Airport. Ben, Joshua, and Peter Yokel found a TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE on the 3rd along Skyline Drive at Hawk Ridge, about 0.25 mile
west of the main overlook. Rebecca George reports that a female BOBOLINK
is still coming to her feeders below Hawk Ridge at the corner of 47th
Avenue East and Tioga Street.

Jan Green reported an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER on the 4th near the
Lighthouse Point B&B in Two Harbors. Bob Ekblad, Diane Anderson, and
others saw one over the weekend at the Hawk Ridge Pinewoods Trail, 0.7
mile east of the main overlook. Uwe Kausch found a RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER on the 4th at his feeders on the Wildwood Road, one mile west
of the Homestead Road (CR 42) in Duluth Township. BOREAL CHICKADEES have
been seen by several observers at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural
Area at mile marker 42 along MN Highway 61, at Sugarloaf Cove and the
Grand Marais campground in Cook County, and at Stoney Point in St. Louis

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November
15th. 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 mou at moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.
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