*October 14, 2016
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 14, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jsl...@frontiernet.net)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 14th, 2016 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Bruce and Susan Fall found an adult RED-THROATED LOON on the 10th at the
Park Point Recreation Area. They also saw a juvenile RED-THROATED LOON
on the 10th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, which was relocated by Kim
Eckert and others on the 14th. Kim's group also saw three SURF SCOTERS
at Burlington Bay on the 14th. Julie Grahn saw a female HARLEQUIN DUCK
on the 11th at Tofte in Cook County in front of Bluefin Bay resort.
A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on the 14th in the grassy fields on the
north side of Agate Bay in Two Harbors. A LE CONTE'S SPARROW was seen on
the 12th in the same area.
The first BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER of the season at Hawk Ridge was seen
on the 10th and the first ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was reported on the 13th.
The first SNOW BUNTING was reported on the 14th.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday,
This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date
Facebook group pages:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnbirding/
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Sax-Zim Bog: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saxzimbog/
Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/
Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
Alert at duluth...@moumn.org
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