Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*April 23, 2015
*MNDU1504.23

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 23, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 23rd, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A late-lingering first-cycle ICELAND GULL was still being reported as recently as the 22nd by Peder Svingen at Wisconsin Point. Peder also saw a THAYER'S GULL and four GLAUCOUS GULLS at the same location on the 22nd. Jason Mandich saw a THAYER'S GULL on the 21st at Silver Lake Park in Virginia.

Mike Hendrickson saw eight LAPLAND LONGSPURS in breeding plumage on the 21st at the Park Point Recreation Area ball fields. One was also seen on the 21st at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, and others were seen at Lutsen on the 23rd. Many observers have reported large flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS in northeast Minnesota in recent days.

Two LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen on the 20th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, and four were seen at Knife River. Clinton Nienhaus saw a flock of 14 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the 21st at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, and he later saw the flock to the southwest at Stony Point.

Recent new arrivals in the area include BONAPARTE'S GULL on the 16th, AMERICAN BITTERN and BAIRDíS SANDPIPER on the 17th, GREATER YELLOWLEGS and PINE WARBLER on the 20th, and AMERICAN BITTERN on the 23rd.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on April 30th.

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