[mou] Duluth RBA 10/4/07
jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Oct 4 22:18:44 EDT 2007
*October 4, 2007
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 4, 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, October 4th, 2007
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A GYRFALCON was found by Peder Svingen on September 28th on the
Minnesota side of the Superior Entry in Duluth, and it was relocated on
the 29th. Peder also saw an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a juvenile
PARASITIC JAEGER, and two SHORT-EARED OWLS in the same area. Earlier in
the day, John Ellis found a juvenile SABINE'S GULL and an adult winter
LITTLE GULL here, and on the 29th Lars Benson reported a CALIFORNIA
GULL. Lars also found a NELSONS SHARP-TAILED SPARROW on the 29th near
the end of Minnesota Point. At least three RED-THROATED LOONS were seen
over the weekend at Wisconsin Point, and Mike Hendrickson saw two on
October 1st at Park Point at the Lafayette Square 31st Street access. A
BLACK SCOTER was seen on the 28th on the bayside of the Sky Harbor
Airport at Park Point.
Dave Thurston reported the first COMMON REDPOLL of the season on the 4th
at Stoney Point. Dave also found four SURF SCOTERS in the Duluth Harbor
on the 4th. Bruce Munson saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on September 28th
along Fairmont Street in the Woodland neighborhood of Duluth.
A ROSS'S GOOSE flew past the Hawk Ridge main overlook on the 28th, along
with 262 CACKLING GEESE, five SANDHILL CRANES, two BOREAL CHICKADEES,
and a RED CROSSBILL. The largest SHARP-SHINNED HAWK flight of the season
so far occurred on the 3rd, with 1,485 birds.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October
11th. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is
218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the
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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