[mou] Duluth RBA 4/3/08
jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Apr 3 20:21:35 CDT 2008
*April 3, 2008
Great Blue Heron
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 3, 2008
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind at frontiernet.net)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A female-plumaged BLACK SCOTER was found by Kim Eckert on the 2nd behind
the WLSSD sewage treatment plant in Duluth, in open water visible from
outside the gate at the end of 27th Avenue West. Kim also saw several
GREATER SCAUP and a LESSER SCAUP here. Mike Hendrickson saw a migrating
GOLDEN EAGLE and two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS on the 3rd in his yard in
Jan Green had a HOARY REDPOLL on the 29th at her feeders along the Old
North Shore Road near the Sucker River in Lakewood Township, and another
individual on the 31st. Sparky Stensaas found a flock of 56 BOHEMIAN
WAXWINGS on the 1st along Amity Road off the Jean Duluth Road.
Carol Tveekrem had an early YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on the 3rd in her yard
at Schroeder, Cook County. Carol is also still seeing the HARRIS'S
SPARROW that has been at her feeders since December.
Shawn Conrad and Earl Orf found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in
Itasca County on the 29th in a spruce bog along CR 128 east of Deer
River. They also found RED CROSSBILLS and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Veterans'
Park in Grand Rapids, and a RUDDY DUCK on the Prairie River access off
of CR B in Grand Rapids.
Other new arrivals over the past week include BLUE-WINGED TEAL and
AMERICAN KESTREL on March 30th, COMMON GRACKLE on the 1st, PIED-BILLED
GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON, and NORTHERN HARRIER on the 2nd, and GADWALL
and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT on the 3rd.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April
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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