Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*May 26, 2011

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 26, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 26th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Matti Hakkila saw a light morph PARASITIC JAEGER on the 25th on Lake Superior just west of the Lester River in Duluth. Matti also saw three RED-THROATED LOONS, four LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS.

Three RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on Park Point on the 23rd, with two at the recreation area and one at the Lafayette Square 31st Street access. Peder Svingen found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at the recreation area on the 23rd. Shawn Zierman saw a MARBLED GODWIT on the 25th on the bay side of the Park Point recreation area, and five RUDDY TURNSTONES on the lake side.

Sparky Stensaas saw a ROSS'S GOOSE and an immature GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 25th at the mouth of Miller Creek near 27th Avenue West. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw two GRAY JAYS on the 21st and one on the 23rd on the Western Waterfront Trail near Indian Point. Gordy Martinson had an ORCHARD ORIOLE on the 22nd at his feeders near Maxwell Road and Oak Street north of Duluth.

Shawn Conrad found a first Itasca County record BLUE-WINGED WARBLER on the 24th at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, and it was still present on the 26th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 2nd.

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