[mou] Duluth RBA 10/18/07

Jim Lind jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Oct 18 21:02:59 EDT 2007

*Duluth/North Shore
*October 18, 2007

-Birds mentioned
Ross's Goose
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Loon
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Sabine's Gull
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
Bohemian Waxwing
Snow Bunting
Pine Grosbeak

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 18, 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 18th, 2007
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

At least three different RED-THROATED LOONS are still being seen at Park
Point, including an adult and a juvenile on the 17th at the recreation
area bath house, and one adult at the same time at the Lafayette Square
31st Street access. Dedrick Benz and John Hockema found three
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at the Park Point rowing club on the 13th, and
relocated the adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 12th on the
Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. They also saw a BLACK SCOTER fly
by the bath house on the 13th. Denny and Barb Martin reported a juvenile
SABINE'S GULL at the bath house on the 15th. They also had a LONG-TAILED
DUCK fly by the McQuade Road access on the 15th. Another LONG-TAILED
DUCK was seen at Lafayette Square on Park Point on the 17th.

An immature ROSS'S GOOSE was seen on the 13th and 14th west of Two
Harbors, along the Stanley Road (CR 9), 3.2 miles west of the Highway 61
4-lane expressway. Jan Green saw what was probably the same bird on the
16th at the Two Harbors golf course near the maintenance garage. It was
seen again on the 17th along CR 2 near the Two Harbors arena.

Twenty-one BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS flew by the Hawk Ridge overlook on
the 13th. Four more were seen at the overlook on the 14th and three were
seen on the 15th. Janet Riegle found a female Black-backed on the 12th
in the red pine woods at Hawk Ridge, along the Superior Hiking Trail
north of Skyline Drive. One was also caught at the banding station on
the 17th. The first PINE GROSBEAK and SNOW BUNTING of the season flew by
the overlook on the 11th.

Shawn Conrad found more than a dozen BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS this week
in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area off the Gunflint Trail (CR 12),
including birds seen at Leg Lake, Brant Lake, and Round Lake. Shawn also
saw an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the north end of Gabimichigami
Lake and BOREAL CHICKADEES at Bat Lake and at the Round Lake access. The
woodpeckers were found in areas burned by the Ham Lake Fire.

Dedrick Benz and John Hockema found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER on
the 15th at the Silver Bay Marina parking lot. They found a BOREAL
CHICKADEE on the 14th at the Sugarloaf Cove nature trail between markers
7 & 8, and a flock of about 50 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Grand Marais.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October
25th. 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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