[mou] Duluth RBA 10/25/07
jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Oct 25 22:35:04 EDT 2007
*October 25, 2007
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 25, 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 25th, 2007
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS and AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS continued
to be seen in higher numbers than usual during the past week along the
North Shore. Kim Eckert and others counted at least 22 on the morning of
the 21st between Brighton Beach and Knife River, as well as 15 BOREAL
CHICKADEES. On the 22nd, 23 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS and three AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS were counted at the Hawk Ridge main overlook, and
Frank Berdan counted 17 flying by the 9400 block of Congdon Boulevard
east of Duluth. Jim Williams also saw both species at Lighthouse Point
in Two Harbors on the 22nd, and Shawn Zierman saw a male Three-toed
there on the 24th. Jan Green found both woodpecker species at the tip of
Stoney Point on the 24th. Michelle McDowell found a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER on the 23rd at her home near McGregor in Aitkin County.
Kim Eckert and Linda Sparling saw a female-plumaged SUMMER TANAGER on
the 21st at the west end of Stoney Point, but the bird has not been
relocated. Denny and Barb Martin found a female-plumaged MOUNTAIN
BLUEBIRD on the 23rd at the Castle Danger sewage ponds in Lake County.
The ponds are located at the old landfill on CR 106, about 1.5 miles
west and north of MN Highway 61. The ROSS'S GOOSE at the Two Harbors
golf course was last reported on the 19th.
Bob Russell reported a sub-adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the 21st at
the Grand Portage sewage ponds. Bill Tefft found a TOWNSENDS SOLITAIRE
over the weekend at Taconite Harbor in Cook County, as well as SURF
SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and BLACK SCOTER.
Peder Svingen saw a flock of 72 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on the 21st at the
Superior Entry, representing the highest fall count of this species for
Minnesota. Kim Eckert relocated one of the RED-THROATED LOONS on the
23rd at the 12th Street access at Park Point in Duluth. Kim also saw a
SHORT-EARED OWL fly in off Lake Superior at the same location. Scott
Loss saw a RED-THROATED LOON at 36th Street on Park Point on the 20th,
as well as BLACK SCOTERS and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER in the Duluth Harbor.
The PACIFIC LOON at Park Point was last reported on the 20th at 22nd
Street. Bob Russell reported two distant unidentified JAEGERS on the
19th at Park Point. Dave and Sarah Grosshuesch have had a RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER visiting their feeders for the past two weeks at 5426 Juniata
Street in east Duluth.
Chris Mansfield found a late CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and NASHVILLE WARBLER
on the 24th along the Duluth Lakewalk near 21st Avenue East. Kim Eckert
found a late AMERICAN REDSTART on the 21st at Lighthouse Point in Two
Harbors, and Bob Russell found a late BLACKPOLL WARBLER on the 21st at
the Father Baraga's Cross wayside in Schroeder, Cook County.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November
1st. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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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