[mou] Duluth RBA 4/10/08
jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Apr 10 20:26:06 CDT 2008
*April 10, 2008
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 10, 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 10th, 2008
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
An adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was found by Deb Falkowski on the 8th
at Silver Lake in Virginia, and it was still present on the 10th. Peder
Svingen saw a first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, an adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, and the adult SLATY-BACKED GULL at Wisconsin Point on
the 6th on Allouez Bay and at the landfill. Also present were three
THAYER'S GULLS, 15 GLAUCOUS GULLS, and more than 3,600 HERRING GULLS.
Peder found a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at 37th Street on Park Point on the
7th, and it was relocated on the 9th within the recreational area. Peder
counted 1,215 COMMON GOLDENEYES, 296 COMMON MERGANSERS, and 174 HOODED
MERGANSERS on the 7th in the Duluth Harbor. On the 5th he saw a
LONG-TAILED DUCK near Interstate Island and a CACKLING GOOSE near 27th
Avenue West. Jan Green saw a CACKLING GOOSE on the 8th at the Two
Harbors golf course. The female BLACK SCOTER at 27th Avenue West behind
the WLSSD sewage treatment plant was still present on the 9th.
CANVASBACKS were found near Interstate Island on the 4th, and were seen
at the Sky Harbor Airport on the 10th. One was also seen on the 10th at
Agate Bay in Two Harbors.
There has been a strong movement of NORTHERN SHRIKES and BOHEMIAN
WAXWINGS through the area over the past few days. Individual shrikes are
being seen all along the lakeshore and throughout the Duluth area, and
several waxwing flocks have been seen in Duluth, Split Rock State Park,
Tettegouche State Park, Two Harbors, and Chisholm.
Recent new arrivals in the area include EASTERN PHOEBE and SONG SPARROW
on the 4th, RED-NECKED GREBE and HORNED GREBE on the 5th, NORTHERN
FLICKER on the 7th, WOOD DUCK, NORTHERN SHOVELER, REDHEAD and
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on the 8th, and TREE SWALLOW and FOX SPARROW on
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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