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Team Information: Boreal Birdometers
- Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
- Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
- Common Merganser Mergus merganser
- Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
- Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
- Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
- Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
- Common Loon Gavia imme
- Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
- Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
- Common Raven Corvus corax
- American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
- Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
- Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
- White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
- Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
- American Robin Turdus migratorius
- Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
- White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
- White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
- Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
- Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
- American Pipit Anthus rubescens
- Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Participants: 10 Ely Field Naturalist Members
Weather: Steady 10-15 mph wind form the WNW off the lake, cloudy skies, temperatures in the low 30 degree Farenheit range.
Location: Next to the boat ramp next to the boat access on the south of Shagawa Lake, in Ely, MN - St. Louis County
Time At Location: 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. - 12 hours
Sparrows, rusty blackbirds, chickadees, loons, cormorants, crows, ravens and nuthatches present at bird feeders or on the lake throughout the day. Surprising absence of woodpeckers and jays. The only woodpeckers was pished in just before leaving for the day. The appearance of the two yellowleg species was surprising this far north this late in the year.
There were a lot of discussion about the ages, behavior and upcoming migration of loons. A number of aquatic invertebrate species were netted and examined with a microscope as a side activity during the count.