Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*November 10, 2011

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 10, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 10th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A gray morph GYRFALCON flew past Hawk Ridge on the 3rd, heading towards downtown Duluth. Dave Willard found a HARLEQUIN DUCK on the 6th near Barker's Island in Superior. Erik Bruhnke saw an adult THAYER'S GULL on the 9th in Canal Park. As many as nine THAYERíS GULLS and a second-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL have been seen recently on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. Erik saw a FRANKLINíS GULL on the 7th at the first parking lot at the base of Wisconsin Point. Chris Mansfield found a record late RED-EYED VIREO in Duluth on the 7th along the Lakewalk just east of the rose garden.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was seen on the 9th in Duluth Township along the West Knife River Road, 0.3 mile west of the north end of the Homestead Road (CR 42). Doug Keiser and others saw two SURF SCOTERS, one BLACK SCOTER, and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at Taconite Harbor in Cook County on the 7th. They also saw a SPRUCE GROUSE south of Isabella on the Stony River Forest Road, about one mile north of the Whyte Road. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on the 8th at the Two Harbors golf course.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, November 17th.

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