*September 25, 2009
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 25, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 24th 2009.
On the 19th, a SABINE'S GULL was at the Ironton wastewater treatment
ponds along Crow Wing County Road 30, about two miles north of town.
Also on the 19th, a PRAIRIE FALCON was reported in northeastern
Pipestone County at the Woodstock WMA.
Over the weekend, several PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen in Minnesota
waters at Wisconsin Point at the end of Park Point in Duluth. A possible
LONG-TAILED JAEGER was also reported on the 18th, and two unidentified
JAEGERS were seen on the 18th at Park Point's Recreational Area.
COMMON MOORHENS are still being reported along the Auto Tour Road at
Sherburne NWR in Sherburne County.
First arrivals of southbound migrants include ROSS'S GOOSE, CACKLING
GOOSE, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, HERMIT THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, and RUSTY
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 1st 2009.