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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*August 23, 2012

-Birds mentioned
American White Pelican
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Red Crossbill

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 23, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 23rd, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The first PARASITIC JAEGER of the fall season was found on the 17th by
Erik Bruhnke out from the Sky Harbor Airport at Park Point in Duluth.
Erik also saw a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 19th and the 22nd at Park

An impressive RED CROSSBILL irruption is underway across the region. The
record daily high count for the state was broken on the 19th when Karl
Bardon and others counted 365 flying overhead at Hawk Ridge. Other
recent sightings at Hawk Ridge include 19 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the
19th and 17 on the 21st.

Norma Malinowski found a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE on the 17th in northern
St. Louis County east of Ely at the Winton sewage ponds. A YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD was seen at the Castle Danger sewage ponds on the 23rd.

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

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
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