[mou] [rba] Duluth RBA 11/6/08

Jim Lind jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Nov 6 21:37:59 CST 2008

*Duluth/North Shore
*November 6, 2008

-Birds mentioned
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Golden Eagle
Glaucous Gull
Long-billed Murrelet
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Bohemian Waxwing
Summer Tanager
Hoary Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 6, 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, November 6th, 2008
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A possible LONG-BILLED MURRELET was found on the 4th by Peder Svingen on
Lake Superior at Park Point near the Sky Harbor Airport. Despite
extensive searching on the 5th and 6th it could not be relocated. Peder
found a male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the 1st on the harbor side of Park
Point between 31st Street and 43rd Street, and it was still present on
the 6th. WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and SURF SCOTERS have also been seen with
flocks of COMMON GOLDENEYES in the same area during the past week. Two
PACIFIC LOONS and at least two RED-THROATED LOONS continue to be seen on
Lake Superior between the Park Point Recreation Area and the Lafayette
Square 31st Street access. A first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL was seen on the
5th at Canal Park. A record high count of 53 GOLDEN EAGLES was tallied
at Hawk Ridge on October 31st.

The female SUMMER TANAGER in Two Harbors was seen on the 2nd in the
wooded alley north of the 200 block of 4th Avenue, after being seen the
day before about four blocks way on South Avenue. A PACIFIC LOON was
found on the 2nd on Burlington Bay out from 1st Street, and a
RED-THROATED LOON was found at Agate Bay on the 1st. Both birds were
still present on the 3rd. A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on the 1st at
Lighthouse Point, and a small flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen on the
300 block of 2nd Avenue.

A SNOWY OWL was found in the Grand Marais harbor on the 1st, and
possibly the same bird was seen on the 4th and 5th. At least 60
Rock northeast of Grand Marais on the 2nd. BLACK SCOTERS were still
present in the Grand Marais harbor on the 2nd.

Dee Kuder found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 1st in northern Itasca County
just south of Togo at mile marker 207 of MN Highway 65.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November

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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