[mou] 8 Red-thr Loons/W. Grebe--Park Pt Duluth

Peder Svingen psvingen at d.umn.edu
Sun Jun 8 19:02:34 CDT 2008

Unaware of Sparky's report, I observed 9 Red-throated Loons on Lake  
Superior off Park Point this morning: 4 at Lafayette Square (9:10 to  
9:40 AM), 3 at 43rd Street (9:55 to 10:10 AM), and 2 from the viewing  
platform just north of Sky Harbor Airport (10:40 to 10:50 AM).
In addition to the Western Grebe, which ranged between Lafayette  
Square and the Beach House at the Recreation Area, there was an Eared  
Grebe in alternate plumage at Lafayette Square this morning. By mid- 
afternoon, the Eared Grebe had moved to 22nd Street and a pair of  
Horned Grebes in alternate plumage were at Lafayette Square.
Also noteworthy were a Franklin's Gull at Interstate Island and a  
Ruddy Turnstone standing on the seaplane dock at Sky Harbor Airport.
Peder H. Svingen
Duluth, MN

On Jun 8, 2008, at 9:14 AM, sparky stensaas wrote:

> Sunday 6:45-8:15am
> Park Point Duluth
> Great viewing on the Lake...Flat light, calm water.
> 1 WESTERN GREBE on the Lake just out from the bathhouse
> 9 Dunlin on the ballfield
> 8 RED-THROATED LOON out from Lafayette Community Center (31st St.)
> (Very close to shore initially...I got one photo with 6 in one  
> frame! The flock of seven then flew out further in the Lake. A lone  
> bird was closer to Duluth. I first spotted a bigger flock from about  
> two miles away and dismissed them as cormorants...there may have  
> been 15-20 Red-thr Loons)
> Sparky Stensaas
> 2515 Garthus Road
> Wrenshall, MN 55797
> 218.341.3350 cell
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