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-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *May 26, 2004 *MNDU0405.26 -Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 26, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 728-5030
Compiler: David R. Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (email@example.com)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Wednesday, May 26 2004, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Jim Lind found a BLACK VULTURE late this afternoon in Lake County along Hwy 61 about 7 miles northeast of Two Harbors near the intersection with Gate 11 Road in the Encampment Forest area. The land alongside the highway here is private property, but the bird was with a group of TURKEY VULTURES and may come out to the highway for roadkill.
Mike Hendrickson found a breeding plumage PACIFIC LOON yesterday on Lake Superior off the beach at Park Point. The bird was seen again today, along with four RED-THROATED LOONS. At least one sub-adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL is still around, seen today at Hearding Island.
There are still hundreds of terns in Duluth. Most are COMMON TERNS, but there are also CASPIAN TERNS and FORSTER'S TERNS, in addition to a second-hand report of 40 BLACK TERNS seen off the beach at Minnesota Point yesterday, and an ARCTIC TERN found by Mike Hendrickson on Monday.
Two WESTERN GREBES were at the Superior Entry today. Jim Lind also found an EARED GREBE at Flood Bay in Lake Cty on the 21st. Two HORNED GREBES were at Park Point this morning. Two WHIMBRELS were on the beach at Park Point this morning, and one was on the beach at Wisconsin Point yesterday morning. Kim Eckert found a LAPLAND LONGSPUR near the airport at Park Point today.
On the 20th, Dory Spence had a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD in her yard near Schroeder. Karol Gresser reported a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Cary Lake Recreation Area in Hibbing on the 22nd and 23rd. Uwe Kausch had a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the Wildwood Road today.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 3.
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-728-5030. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.
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