Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*July 5, 2007

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 5, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, July 5th, 2007 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found by Peder Svingen on the 29th at the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Aitkin County. It was found seven miles west of the visitors' center along the one-way loop near the end of wildlife drive, past the observation deck at the second brown sign for service vehicles. It was relocated on the 30th.

Two LEAST BITTERNS were found by Ron Erpelding at Mud Lake in Gary-New Duluth. They were found at the far north end of Mud Lake along the railroad tracks off Highway 39. Dave and Lars Benson relocated them on the 3rd, and also found a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD and several MARSH WRENS.

Kim Eckert and others found a female SPRUCE GROUSE on the weekend of June 30th along the Lima Grade Road about half way between the Gunflint Trail (CR 12) and the Lima Mountain Road in Cook County. They also found a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER and a group of BOREAL CHICKADEES along the Lima Grade Road about 0.5 mile south of the Lima Mountain Road. They relocated BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER on the Moose Viewing Trail at the top of the hill, less than 0.25 mile from the trailhead, and saw and heard a WHIP-POOR-WILL along CR 58, about 0.5 mile north of MN Highway 61. They found LE CONTE'S SPARROW, SEDGE WREN, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, and BOBOLINK in the meadow along CR 60, about 0.5 mile east of CR 58. A RED-NECKED GREBE was also seen near Five Mile Rock.

Unless something unusual is reported in the next week, the next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, July 19th. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

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