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Subject:[mou-rba] Duluth RBA 9/17/10
From:Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 17 Sep 2010 06:50:26 -0600

*Duluth/North Shore
*September 17, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Black Scoter
American White Pelican
Swainson's Hawk
Golden Eagle
Prairie Falcon
Parasitic Jaeger
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Western Kingbird
Blue Jay

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 17, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 16th, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Another PRAIRIE FALCON was banded by Frank Nicoletti on the 12th at
Moose Valley in Lakewood Township north of Duluth. Frank also saw a
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on the 10th. The first GOLDEN EAGLE of the fall
season was seen at Hawk Ridge on the 16th by Karl Bardon and others, and
a SWAINSON'S HAWK was seen on the 12th. Impressive numbers of migrating
BLUE JAYS are being seen all along the North Shore, including a
record-high count of 7,612 on the 14th at Hawk Ridge. A RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER was seen at the overlook on the 16th and BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKERS were seen on the 12th and 13th.

Jan Green saw an adult LESSER-BLACKED GULL and 44 AMERICAN WHITE
PELICANS at Agate Bay in Two Harbors on the 13th. Kim Eckert saw a
WESTERN KINGBIRD at Agate Bay on the 13th. Chris Elmgren reported three
BLACK SCOTERS on the 15th at Artist's Point in Grand Marias.

Kim Eckert and Paul Egeland saw a probable PARASITIC JAEGER on the 16th
at the Park Point Recreation Area. Erik Bruhnke also saw a PARASITIC
JAEGER at Wisconsin Point on the 15th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at, or visit the MOU web site at

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