-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 10, 2009 *MNST0909.10 -Birds mentioned Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Swallow-tailed Kite Red Knot Western Tanager -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota Statewide Date: September 10, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org Reports: (763) 780-8890 Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org) This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 10th 2009. A well-described SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported on the 6th at the junction of Lake County Road 2 and state highway 1. I have no further details. The juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON is still being seen at Turtle Lake County Park in Shoreview, Ramsey County. Check near the boat launch on the southeastern shore of Turtle Lake along Hodgson Road about a mile south of county road I. On September 7th, a SNOWY EGRET was at Agassiz NWR in Marshall County. It was seen at Parker Pool along County Road 7 west of refuge headquarters. On the 6th, a RED KNOT was near Pelican Island on Leech Lake in Cass County. And a possible WESTERN TANAGER was reported last weekend from near Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis. It was seen from the trail that runs along the north side of the gate. The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 17th 2009. --====1252600687==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*September 10, 2009
*MNST0909.10

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 10, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 10th 2009.

A well-described SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported on the 6th at the junction of Lake County Road 2 and state highway 1. I have no further details.

The juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON is still being seen at Turtle Lake County Park in Shoreview, Ramsey County. Check near the boat launch on the southeastern shore of Turtle Lake along Hodgson Road about a mile south of county road I.

On September 7th, a SNOWY EGRET was at Agassiz NWR in Marshall County. It was seen at Parker Pool along County Road 7 west of refuge headquarters.

On the 6th, a RED KNOT was near Pelican Island on Leech Lake in Cass County.

And a possible WESTERN TANAGER was reported last weekend from near Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis. It was seen from the trail that runs along the north side of the gate.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 17th 2009. --====1252600687====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:24:50 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Anthony Hertzel Subject: MOU RBA 10 September 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1252632290====" --====1252632290==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 10, 2009 *MNST0909.10 -Birds mentioned Ruffed Grouse Spruce Grouse Sharp-tailed Grouse Red-necked Grebe Eared Grebe Great Egret Snowy Egret Green Heron Sharp-shinned Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Virginia Rail Black-bellied Plover American Golden-Plover American Avocet Buff-breasted Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitcher American Woodcock Wilson's Phalarope Red-necked Phalarope Bonaparte's Gull Common Tern Great Horned Owl Common Nighthawk Ruby-throated Hummingbird Red-headed Woodpecker Black-backed Woodpecker Olive-sided Flycatcher Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Yellow-throated Vireo Philadelphia Vireo Brown Creeper Rose-breasted Grosbeak Baltimore Oriole -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota Statewide Date: September 10, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org Reports: (763) 780-8890 Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org) This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Our week of summer this year arrived this week on the heels of a night of storms and rain. Weather since has been warm, almost hot, and windy, but surely welcome after the cold wet summer we have had. The mosquitoes love it, so bring the repellent if you come this way. Migration is proceeding, but it has been difficult to find waves as the winds have been largely southerly. Lake of the Woods County sightings by Kim Eckert's Minnesota Birding Weekend included BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN. Ted Dick made a loop through the Beltrami Island State Forest and observed RUFFED GROUSE, SPRUCE GROUSE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER among others on September 7. In Roseau County, Kim's group had great looks at SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, found an AMERICAN AVOCET at the Roseau Wastewater treatment ponds, and 145 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Warroad wastewater treatment ponds. Some other species observed by the group in Roseau County included EARED GREBE at Badger Wastewater treatment ponds, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, and several species of warbler. In Kittson County , a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen at the Karlstad Wastewater treatment ponds. The MOU Minnesota Birding Weekend group found RED-NECKED GREBE, GREEN HERON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and PHILADELPHIA VIREO among many other species in Clearwater County on September 4. At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, the MOU group found a SNOWY EGRET among a group of GREAT EGRETS at Parker Pool along CR 7. Other sightings included VIRGINIA RAIL, GREAT HORNED OWL, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and several species of warbler. Bob Ekblad discovered two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in eastern Polk County on September 7. The birds were in a remnant muddy patch in a field near the northeastern corner of Red Lake County, about a half mile from both Pennington and Red Lake Counties. The location was along a diagonal road, the southern end of which was the intersection of 370th Ave SE and 170th St. NE. Don't be deceived if the numbering in the atlas is 100 off, and some of them are incorrect. The roads are correct even if the numbers are wrong. After the rain came through, it is doubtful if they are still there. Bruce Flaig reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE still in his yard in southern Polk County on Monday. The Minnesota Birding Weekend saw 152 species in all including 18 species of shorebirds and 16 species of warblers over four days in five counties. Thanks to Bob Ekblad, Bruce Flaig, Kim Eckert, and Ted Dick for their reports. Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, September 17, 2009. Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN --====1252632290==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*September 10, 2009
*MNST0909.10

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 10, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

Our week of summer this year arrived this week on the heels of a night of storms and rain. Weather since has been warm, almost hot, and windy, but surely welcome after the cold wet summer we have had. The mosquitoes love it, so bring the repellent if you come this way. Migration is proceeding, but it has been difficult to find waves as the winds have been largely southerly.

Lake of the Woods County sightings by Kim Eckert's Minnesota Birding Weekend included BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN. Ted Dick made a loop through the Beltrami Island State Forest and observed RUFFED GROUSE, SPRUCE GROUSE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER among others on September 7.

In Roseau County, Kim's group had great looks at SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, found an AMERICAN AVOCET at the Roseau Wastewater treatment ponds, and 145 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Warroad wastewater treatment ponds. Some other species observed by the group in Roseau County included EARED GREBE at Badger Wastewater treatment ponds, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, and several species of warbler.

In Kittson County , a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen at the Karlstad Wastewater treatment ponds.

The MOU Minnesota Birding Weekend group found RED-NECKED GREBE, GREEN HERON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and PHILADELPHIA VIREO among many other species in Clearwater County on September 4.

At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, the MOU group found a SNOWY EGRET among a group of GREAT EGRETS at Parker Pool along CR 7. Other sightings included VIRGINIA RAIL, GREAT HORNED OWL, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and several species of warbler.

Bob Ekblad discovered two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in eastern Polk County on September 7. The birds were in a remnant muddy patch in a field near the northeastern corner of Red Lake County, about a half mile from both Pennington and Red Lake Counties. The location was along a diagonal road, the southern end of which was the intersection of 370th Ave SE and 170th St. NE. Don't be deceived if the numbering in the atlas is 100 off, and some of them are incorrect. The roads are correct even if the numbers are wrong. After the rain came through, it is doubtful if they are still there. Bruce Flaig reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE still in his yard in southern Polk County on Monday.

The Minnesota Birding Weekend saw 152 species in all including 18 species of shorebirds and 16 species of warblers over four days in five counties.

Thanks to Bob Ekblad, Bruce Flaig, Kim Eckert, and Ted Dick for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, September 17, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

--====1252632290====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:28:10 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Jeanie Joppru Subject: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 10, 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1252632490====" --====1252632490==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *September 10, 2009 *MNDL0909.10 -Birds mentioned Ruffed Grouse Spruce Grouse Sharp-tailed Grouse Red-necked Grebe Eared Grebe Great Egret Snowy Egret Green Heron Sharp-shinned Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Virginia Rail Black-bellied Plover American Golden-Plover American Avocet Buff-breasted Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitcher American Woodcock Wilson's Phalarope Red-necked Phalarope Bonaparte's Gull Common Tern Great Horned Owl Common Nighthawk Ruby-throated Hummingbird Red-headed Woodpecker Black-backed Woodpecker Olive-sided Flycatcher Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Yellow-throated Vireo Philadelphia Vireo Brown Creeper Rose-breasted Grosbeak Baltimore Oriole -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Date: September 10, 2009 Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours) Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@q.com) This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Our week of summer this year arrived this week on the heels of a night of storms and rain. Weather since has been warm, almost hot, and windy, but surely welcome after the cold wet summer we have had. The mosquitoes love it, so bring the repellent if you come this way. Migration is proceeding, but it has been difficult to find waves as the winds have been largely southerly. Lake of the Woods County sightings by Kim Eckert's Minnesota Birding Weekend included BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN. Ted Dick made a loop through the Beltrami Island State Forest and observed RUFFED GROUSE, SPRUCE GROUSE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER among others on September 7. In Roseau County, Kim's group had great looks at SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, found an AMERICAN AVOCET at the Roseau Wastewater treatment ponds, and 145 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Warroad wastewater treatment ponds. Some other species observed by the group in Roseau County included EARED GREBE at Badger Wastewater treatment ponds, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, and several species of warbler. In Kittson County , a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen at the Karlstad Wastewater treatment ponds. The MOU Minnesota Birding Weekend group found RED-NECKED GREBE, GREEN HERON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and PHILADELPHIA VIREO among many other species in Clearwater County on September 4. At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, the MOU group found a SNOWY EGRET among a group of GREAT EGRETS at Parker Pool along CR 7. Other sightings included VIRGINIA RAIL, GREAT HORNED OWL, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and several species of warbler. Bob Ekblad discovered two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in eastern Polk County on September 7. The birds were in a remnant muddy patch in a field near the northeastern corner of Red Lake County, about a half mile from both Pennington and Red Lake Counties. The location was along a diagonal road, the southern end of which was the intersection of 370th Ave SE and 170th St. NE. Don't be deceived if the numbering in the atlas is 100 off, and some of them are incorrect. The roads are correct even if the numbers are wrong. After the rain came through, it is doubtful if they are still there. Bruce Flaig reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE still in his yard in southern Polk County on Monday. The Minnesota Birding Weekend saw 152 species in all including 18 species of shorebirds and 16 species of warblers over four days in five counties. Thanks to Bob Ekblad, Bruce Flaig, Kim Eckert, and Ted Dick for their reports. Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, September 17, 2009. Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN --====1252632490==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 10, 2009
*MNDL0909.10

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 10, 2009
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@q.com)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

Our week of summer this year arrived this week on the heels of a night of storms and rain. Weather since has been warm, almost hot, and windy, but surely welcome after the cold wet summer we have had. The mosquitoes love it, so bring the repellent if you come this way. Migration is proceeding, but it has been difficult to find waves as the winds have been largely southerly.

Lake of the Woods County sightings by Kim Eckert's Minnesota Birding Weekend included BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN. Ted Dick made a loop through the Beltrami Island State Forest and observed RUFFED GROUSE, SPRUCE GROUSE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER among others on September 7.

In Roseau County, Kim's group had great looks at SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, found an AMERICAN AVOCET at the Roseau Wastewater treatment ponds, and 145 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Warroad wastewater treatment ponds. Some other species observed by the group in Roseau County included EARED GREBE at Badger Wastewater treatment ponds, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, and several species of warbler.

In Kittson County , a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen at the Karlstad Wastewater treatment ponds.

The MOU Minnesota Birding Weekend group found RED-NECKED GREBE, GREEN HERON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and PHILADELPHIA VIREO among many other species in Clearwater County on September 4.

At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, the MOU group found a SNOWY EGRET among a group of GREAT EGRETS at Parker Pool along CR 7. Other sightings included VIRGINIA RAIL, GREAT HORNED OWL, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and several species of warbler.

Bob Ekblad discovered two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in eastern Polk County on September 7. The birds were in a remnant muddy patch in a field near the northeastern corner of Red Lake County, about a half mile from both Pennington and Red Lake Counties. The location was along a diagonal road, the southern end of which was the intersection of 370th Ave SE and 170th St. NE. Don't be deceived if the numbering in the atlas is 100 off, and some of them are incorrect. The roads are correct even if the numbers are wrong. After the rain came through, it is doubtful if they are still there. Bruce Flaig reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE still in his yard in southern Polk County on Monday.

The Minnesota Birding Weekend saw 152 species in all including 18 species of shorebirds and 16 species of warblers over four days in five counties.

Thanks to Bob Ekblad, Bruce Flaig, Kim Eckert, and Ted Dick for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, September 17, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

--====1252632490====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 21:08:00 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Jim Lind Subject: Duluth RBA 9/10/09 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1252638480====" --====1252638480==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *September 10, 2009 *MNDU0909.10 -Birds mentioned Harlequin Duck White-winged Scoter Horned Grebe Red-necked Grebe Swallow-tailed Kite Long-billed Dowitcher -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore Date: September 10, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) Reports: (218) 834-2858 Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net) This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 10th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported on the 6th at Lake County Road 2 and MN Highway 1, but no other details are available. A record-early female HARLEQUIN DUCK was reported by Bisanne Livingston on the 10th at East Bay in Grand Marais. An early migrating adult male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen on the 10th flying southwest past Lighthouse Point in Two Harbors. John Hockema reported LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS on the 7th at the Castle Danger sewage lagoons. HORNED GREBES and RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on Lake Superior at Castle Danger on the 6th. Peder Svingen saw an unidentified JAEGER, probably a Parasitic, near the Sky Harbor Airport on the 10th. On the 7th Peder and Cameron Rutt saw 22 warbler species on Park Point. The annual Hawk Weekend will be held this weekend on September 11-13 at Hawk Ridge in Duluth. Details on presentations, field trips and other activities can be found at http://www.hawkridge.org/events/hawkweekend.html The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 17th. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message. 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 mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1252638480==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*September 10, 2009
*MNDU0909.10

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 10, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 10th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported on the 6th at Lake County Road 2 and MN Highway 1, but no other details are available. A record-early female HARLEQUIN DUCK was reported by Bisanne Livingston on the 10th at East Bay in Grand Marais. An early migrating adult male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen on the 10th flying southwest past Lighthouse Point in Two Harbors. John Hockema reported LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS on the 7th at the Castle Danger sewage lagoons. HORNED GREBES and RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on Lake Superior at Castle Danger on the 6th.

Peder Svingen saw an unidentified JAEGER, probably a Parasitic, near the Sky Harbor Airport on the 10th. On the 7th Peder and Cameron Rutt saw 22 warbler species on Park Point.

The annual Hawk Weekend will be held this weekend on September 11-13 at Hawk Ridge in Duluth. Details on presentations, field trips and other activities can be found at http://www.hawkridge.org/events/hawkweekend.html

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 17th.

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

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 mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1252638480====-- ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:18:13 -0600 Reply-To: Dave Bartkey Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Dave Bartkey Subject: [mou-net] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalaropes - Rice County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Hi everyone=2C Forest Strnad and I birded for a couple of hours this morning and found s= horebirds on a couple of the stops we made.=20 =20 We decided to make Wagner Sod Farm=2C on the northwest corner of Hwy. 60 = and Ibson Ave (east of Faribault)=2C our first stop. Usually I scan the fie= ld from Ibson as there's much less traffic. Doing the same today and striki= ng out again=2C I decided to check the west side of the field from Hwy. 60.= Here=2C we found a single Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 52 American Golden P= lovers. =20 We decided to make Wells Lake a stop=2C hoping that water levels were dow= n enough to host shorebirds. We were pleasantly surprised to find quite a g= ood number of shorebirds here=2C 90% being Least Sandpipers and Lesser Yell= owlegs=2C but we did also find Semiplamated Sandpipers=2C Spotted Sandpiper= s=2C Solitary Sandpipers=2C Pectoral Sandpipers and best of all=2C 8 Red-ne= cked Phalaropes. =20 I did have an exciting moment observing one Pectoral Sandpiper. It was no= ticably larger than the other Pecs=2C but smaller than the nearby yellowleg= s. It had a very bright orange bill=2C more distinct supercilium and lighte= r overall facial area=2C and compared to the other Pecs=2C a cleaner throat= and upper chest=2C but still "dirty". If it wasn't for the bird being smal= ler than the yellowlegs=2C I would have called it a Ruff in winter plumage!= I recall we had this same situation in our county last year=2C but I don't= remember what some of the theories were whether it was a juvenile Pectoral= or what. Any ideas? =20 Good birding=2C =20 Dave Bartkey Faribault=2C MN screechowl@q.com=20 ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:12:10 -0600 Reply-To: Michael Hendrickson Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Michael Hendrickson Subject: [mou-net] 24 Red-necked Phalaropes Lake Superior Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Today I led a group of 25 birders on the LL Smith research vessel which was= part of the Hawk Ridge Weekend field trips. The day started out very fogg= y with less than a 1/4 mile visibility but the birding was very fun despite= the fog. -24 Red-necked Phalaropes were seen between the boat house on Park Pt and t= he Superior Entry. They were flying about and at times allowed us to view = them on the water surface as they spun around grabbing insects. This might= be a new record high count for this species on Lake Superior in Minnesota = waters or at least in NE Minnesota. I posted a photo on my blog and did no= t have time to trim the photo to add it to the MOU site. ( http://colderby= thelakebirding.blogspot.com/ ) Other birds: - Black Tern ( WI waters ) -Wilson Warbler out in the fog over the boat and being chased down by gulls. -Am. Restart flying over the boat The weather was not good for us to view distant gulls ( 1000's of them ) ov= er in WI waters in the Gull Bluff vicinity. Its amazing the number of gulls= roosting or loafing 2 miles off shore on Lake Superior. On the radar in t= he Cpt. cabin a huge green area on the radar screen showed how wide spread = this raft of gulls was. It spread nearly a 1/4 mile long and from the boat = we could see 1000's of heads of gulls in the fog. It would of been great i= f we had no fog to see what other gulls species were out there in the mix. Heading to the point tomorrow morning to see if I can see 26 species of war= blers! Mike =20 Mike Hendrickson Duluth, Minnesota Website: http://webpages.charter.net/mmhendrickson/ Blog: http://colderbythelakebirding.blogspot.com/ ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html =20=20=20=20=20=20 ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:36:46 -0600 Reply-To: KCTEPO00 Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: KCTEPO00 Subject: [mou-net] Hooded Warbler, Dakota Co. Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Today around 12:00 I found a male Hooded Warbler at Lebanon Hills Regional= Park in Dakota County. It was singing incessantly for the 10-15 minutes I= was near it. I know others had seen one there this spring (and last year= as well) so I'm assuming this is probably the same guy on territory. = Kyle TePoel St. Paul ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:36:35 -0600 Reply-To: Dan & Sandy Thimgan Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Dan & Sandy Thimgan Subject: [mou-net] Red-necked Phalaropes/Grant Co. Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Here are a few notable weekend birds from Grant/Douglas/Otter Tail counties: 4 Red-necked Phalaropes were seen at Ashby Sewage Ponds (scope required); the ponds are closed, but you can gaze longingly over the padlocked gates. A short distance away where the stream leaves Pelican Lake, we spotted a bird nonchalantly standing knee-deep in the flowing water. An Egret, Heron? Nope, an adult Cooper's Hawk calmly preening, using the stream as a bird bath. Five miles away at Lake Christina in Douglas county the American Coots are gathering. We roughly (and probably, conservatively) estimated 20.000 coots on the lake. Among the coots were a pair of Western Grebes still carrying three young ones on their backs. At the sand and gravel pits on the west side of Lake Christina about a dozen Turkey Vultures calmly loafed and returned our stares, allowing us to reflect upon our mortality. Observers: Dan & Sandy Thimgan, Jeff Schultz, Tom Egeberg --Dan -- Thimgans Battle Lake MN Otter Tail County ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:50:40 -0600 Reply-To: Dennis and Barbara Martin Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Dennis and Barbara Martin Subject: Re: [mou-net] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalaropes - Rice County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1"; reply-type=original Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit You asked: > I did have an exciting moment observing one Pectoral Sandpiper. It was > noticably larger than the other Pecs, but smaller than the nearby > yellowlegs. It had a very bright orange bill, more distinct supercilium > and lighter overall facial area, and compared to the other Pecs, a cleaner > throat and upper chest, but still "dirty". If it wasn't for the bird being > smaller than the yellowlegs, I would have called it a Ruff in winter > plumage! I recall we had this same situation in our county last year, but > I don't remember what some of the theories were whether it was a juvenile > Pectoral or what. Any ideas? Since I have seen no answers to your question from a couple of days ago I presume that nobody bothered to answer. I have noticed over many years that Pectoral Sandpipers seem to have more size variation than just about any other shorebird. Off the top of my head I cannot think of another one with such a large variation. Richard Crossley in the The Shorebird Guide said males average 25-35% bigger. Enough difference that a larger Baird's or White-rumped Sandpiper is probably closer in size to a smaller female Pectoral Sandpiper than that female is to a larger male Pectoral Sandpiper. Dennis Paulson in Shorebirds of North America, The Photographic Guide says basicly the same thing. Both authors use dimensions that are similar to each other. Thus if both the larger and smaller sandpipers were Pectorals then you were observing sexual size differences. A male Ruff can have a orange bill but a male Ruff is closer in size to a Greater Yellowlegs. The female Ruff always has a dark bill and the size generally is closer to a Lesser Yellowlegs. Thus a bird nearly the size of the Lesser Yellowlegs cannot have been a Ruff because of the yellow bill and size being in conflict. Could the larger bird have been a male Pectoral Sandpiper in a loose flock of Bairds Sandpipers. In a lot of ways Bairds can resemble Pectorals. Also Bairds are common on sod farms. A Pectoral Sandpiper will have a more distinct supercillium than a Bairds Sandpiper and will appear less muddy on the chest due to sharper and darker more distinct markings. Just thoughts for you to consider. Denny Dennis and Barbara Martin Shorewood, MN dbmartin@skypoint.com ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 13:14:08 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Anthony Hertzel Subject: MOU RBA 17 September 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1253214848====" --====1253214848==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 17, 2009 *MNST0909.17 -Birds mentioned Harlequin Duck American Avocet Red-breasted Nuthatch Cape May Warbler Lincoln's Sparrow White-throated Sparrow -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota Statewide Date: September 17, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org Reports: (763) 780-8890 Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org) This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 17th 2009. On the 13th, a female HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen in Grand Marais, Cook County, in the bay near the Lake Superior Trading Post. In Steele County, an AMERICAN AVOCET was west of the entrance to Rice Lake State Park in the wetlands on the north side of County Road 19 on September 15th. New reports of southbound migrants include RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, CAPE MAY WARBLER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 24th 2009. --====1253214848==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*September 17, 2009
*MNST0909.17

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 17, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 17th 2009.

On the 13th, a female HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen in Grand Marais, Cook County, in the bay near the Lake Superior Trading Post.

In Steele County, an AMERICAN AVOCET was west of the entrance to Rice Lake State Park in the wetlands on the north side of County Road 19 on September 15th.

New reports of southbound migrants include RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, CAPE MAY WARBLER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 24th 2009. --====1253214848====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:36:33 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Jim Lind Subject: Duluth RBA 9/17/09 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1253241393====" --====1253241393==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *September 17, 2009 *MNDU0909.17 -Birds mentioned Cackling Goose Harlequin Duck Red-throated Loon Red-necked Phalarope Sabine's Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Parasitic Jaeger Short-eared Owl Black-backed Woodpecker Blue Jay American Pipit Pine Warbler Connecticut Warbler White-crowned Sparrow Lapland Longspur -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore Date: September 17, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) Reports: (218) 834-2858 Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net) This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 17th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. At least 24 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen by Mike Hendrickson and others on the 12th on Lake Superior offshore from Park Point. A SABINE'S GULL, RED-THROATED LOON, four PARASITIC JAEGERS, and five RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were reported from Wisconsin Point on the 16th. At least two of the jaegers were seen again on the 17th, as well as a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Kim Eckert and others saw a total of 25 warbler species on the 12th at Park Point, including three CONNECTICUT WARBLERS and a PINE WARBLER in the woods beyond the Sky Harbor Airport. Peder Svingen reported a flock of 14 CACKLING GEESE, the first of the season, on the 14th at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area. Karl Bardon reported the first AMERICAN PIPIT of the season at Hawk Ridge on the 12th, as well as an impressive total of 3,475 BLUE JAYS. The female HARLEQUIN DUCK in Grand Marais was relocated by several observers during the past week as recently as the 15th. Cameron Rutt saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Hovland on the 15th, as well as the first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW of the season. LAPLAND LONGSPURS were reported by several observers this week, with the earliest reports on the 14th near Ely and Silver Bay. A male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the 12th at the west end of Stoney Point Drive. The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 24th. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message. 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 mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1253241393==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*September 17, 2009
*MNDU0909.17

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 17, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 17th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

At least 24 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen by Mike Hendrickson and others on the 12th on Lake Superior offshore from Park Point. A SABINE'S GULL, RED-THROATED LOON, four PARASITIC JAEGERS, and five RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were reported from Wisconsin Point on the 16th. At least two of the jaegers were seen again on the 17th, as well as a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Kim Eckert and others saw a total of 25 warbler species on the 12th at Park Point, including three CONNECTICUT WARBLERS and a PINE WARBLER in the woods beyond the Sky Harbor Airport.

Peder Svingen reported a flock of 14 CACKLING GEESE, the first of the season, on the 14th at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area. Karl Bardon reported the first AMERICAN PIPIT of the season at Hawk Ridge on the 12th, as well as an impressive total of 3,475 BLUE JAYS.

The female HARLEQUIN DUCK in Grand Marais was relocated by several observers during the past week as recently as the 15th. Cameron Rutt saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Hovland on the 15th, as well as the first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW of the season. LAPLAND LONGSPURS were reported by several observers this week, with the earliest reports on the 14th near Ely and Silver Bay. A male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the 12th at the west end of Stoney Point Drive.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 24th.

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

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 mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1253241393====-- ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:58:43 -0600 Reply-To: Steve & Jo Blanich Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Steve & Jo Blanich Subject: [mou-net] Sabine's Gull in Crow Wing County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A Sabine's Gull was seen this A.M. at the Ironton sewer treatment ponds = located on Co. Rd. 30 approx 2 mi. north of Ironton, Mn.. For access = contact Steve Blanich, 218-546-5939. ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 22:13:00 -0600 Reply-To: Dennis and Barbara Martin Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Dennis and Barbara Martin Subject: [mou-net] Prairie Falcon-Pipestone Cty Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Had a Prairie Falcon late this AM in Pipestone Cty today. The location = was Woodstock WMA in the NE part of the county. The bird was first seen = by one of us as it stooped down into a field behind some trees where we = lost sight of it. Some field marks were noted then but the sighting was = not conclusive at that time. About a half hour later the bird = reappeared and harassed a red-tail hunting in the same area. Enough = harassment that the falcon drove the red-tail out of the area. Then the = falcon seemed to more lazily fly around the area and disappeared from = our sight behind a hill. The area is a mix of wind generators, maybe 50% grasslands (with cattle) = and hayfields, and some bean and corn cropland. Close in to the WMA the = mix is probably 75% non-croplands while the extended couple of miles = each way area gets it down to the 50% level. Thus even though there is = some cropland the area is excellent for a falcon to spend some time in. = Because of the way this bird chased the red-tail out we wonder if the = bird either has been here for awhile or plans on spending a little time = in the area. By the way both the red-tail and the falcon seemed to = navigate around the wind turbines like they seemed to know their way = around the area. All the raptors seen today seemed to have resident = type actions except for one Broad-winged Hawk noted migrating. The bird appears to be an adult although there were a couple of small = items like a very pale head that makes us wonder if the bird is a second = summer bird. We have not had time to look up molt sequence, etc to see = if a second summer bird will look any different from an adult. By the way it is really a treat to watch a falcon harass a red-tail from = originally as close as 70 yards before they slowly moved off with a lot = of interactions. Dennis and Barbara Martin Shorewood, MN dbmartin@skypoint.com ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 13:57:31 -0600 Reply-To: Michael Hendrickson Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Michael Hendrickson Subject: [mou-net] Parasitic Jaeger WI Pt. Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Today I went over to WI Pt. to visit the Wisconsin Society of Ornithologist= s and see what I missed or possibly see what they are seeing. AS soon as I= arrived a juv. Parasitic Jaeger literally flew right along the beach offer= ing close up views! In fact thru out the morning the jaeger was making its= rounds going up and down the beach harassing gulls. I managed to get some= photos of the jaeger in flight and also harassing a gull.=20=20 Click here to view the photos: http://colderbythelakebirding.blogspot.com/ =20 Mike Hendrickson Duluth, Minnesota Website: http://webpages.charter.net/mmhendrickson/ Blog: http://colderbythelakebirding.blogspot.com/ ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html =20=20=20=20=20=20 ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:52:51 -0500 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: CRAIG MANDEL Subject: MRVAC - September 21, 2009 - Ramsey County - Field Trip Report X-To: Tony Hertzel , MnBird MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_00A7_01CA3B59.AFB80000" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_00A7_01CA3B59.AFB80000 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter Ramsey county Birding Day Field Trip Report September 21, 2009 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Spent the day birding in Northern Ramsey county. Our group spent time = at Long Lake Regional park, White Bear Lake and Snail lake regional park = and Sucker Lake, which is part of the Snail Lake regional park. Here = are a few of the species observed by the group. American White Pelican - 100+ - Snail Lake Little Blue Heron - Turtle Lake - 3:45 - 4:00 pm - This is still the = immature bird reported from this location about a month ago. White Bear Lake - 11:30 - 1:30 pm - Lake Avenue - Between 4th Street and = Banning Avenue Sora - 1 American Golden Plover - 7 Semipalmated Plover - 2 Killdeer - 9 Least Sandpiper - 4 Baird's Sandpiper -2 Pectoral Sandpiper - 4 Dunlin - 1 Long-billed Dowitcher - 3 American Pipit - 2 Philadelphia Vireo - Sucker Lake=20 Brown Thrasher - 3 Sucker Lake=20 Warbler's - 12 species, including: Tennessee Warbler Nashville Warbler Northern Parula Chestnut-sided Warbler Magnolia Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Craig Mandel EgretCMan@msn.com Minnetonka, Hennepin County ------=_NextPart_000_00A7_01CA3B59.AFB80000 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
 
Ramsey county Birding Day
Field Trip Report
September 21, 2009
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
 
Spent the day birding in Northern Ramsey county.  Our group = spent time=20 at Long Lake Regional park, White Bear Lake and Snail lake regional = park=20 and Sucker Lake, which is part of the Snail Lake regional = park.  Here=20 are a few of the species observed by the group.
 
American White Pelican - 100+ - Snail Lake
Little Blue Heron - Turtle Lake - 3:45 - 4:00 pm - This is still = the=20 immature bird reported from this location about a month ago.
 
White Bear Lake - 11:30 - 1:30 pm - Lake Avenue - Between 4th = Street and=20 Banning Avenue
Sora - 1
American Golden Plover - 7
Semipalmated Plover - 2
Killdeer - 9
Least Sandpiper - 4
Baird's Sandpiper -2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 4
Dunlin - 1
Long-billed Dowitcher - 3
American Pipit - 2
 
Philadelphia Vireo - Sucker Lake 
Brown Thrasher - 3 Sucker Lake 
 
Warbler's - 12 species, including:
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
 
Craig Mandel
EgretCMan@msn.com
Minnetonka, Hennepin County
 
 
 
 
------=_NextPart_000_00A7_01CA3B59.AFB80000-- ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:20:11 -0600 Reply-To: sparky stensaas Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: sparky stensaas Subject: [mou-net] Parasitic Jaeger chase photos Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable September 20-21 Wisconsin Point Superior=2C Wisconsin Lake Superior Though I was only able to join the WSO folks for a few hours on Sunday and = Monday=2C it was the best jaeger watching I've ever experienced. Several ju= veniles and an adult Parasitic put on a spectacular show...sometimes pursui= ng Ringbills right in front of us in beautiful afternoon light (sometimes l= ess than 50 yards offshore!). Like with most predators=2C few chases result= ed in success. Here are a few photos: =20 http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/sparkyphotos/gallery/Jaegers/G0000I8WpHuwQhNY/= P0000TeZ.UIeD2Dw Sparky Stensaas=20 2515 Garthus Road=20 Wrenshall=2C MN 55797=20 218.341.3350 cell=20 sparkystensaas@hotmail.com www.stoneridgepress.com www.kollathstensaas.com http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/sparkyphotos =20 =0A= _________________________________________________________________=0A= Lauren found her dream laptop. Find the PC that=92s right for you.=0A= http://www.microsoft.com/windows/choosepc/?ocid=3Dftp_val_wl_290= ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 19:12:19 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Jeanie Joppru Subject: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 24, 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1253841139====" --====1253841139==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *September 24, 2009 *MNDL0909.24 -Birds mentioned Canada Goose Trumpeter Swan Sandhill Crane Ring-billed Gull Ruby-throated Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern Flicker Eastern Phoebe Red-breasted Nuthatch American Robin White-throated Sparrow Rose-breasted Grosbeak -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Date: September 24, 2009 Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours) Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@q.com) This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 24, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. This has been a great week of summer, even though the calendar says it's fall, but it sure hasn't made for very lively birding. We are starting to see large numbers of NORTHERN FLICKERS and AMERICAN ROBINS moving through the area. Waterfowl are gathering in large numbers on area sloughs, lakes, and fields. One sad note was reported by Ted Dick from Baudette area in Lake of the Woods County. On Monday night September 23, there was fog in the area, and next day about 300 birds of 40 species were picked up dead by the Loran tower. They included mostly warblers, sparrows, vireos, and 110 Swainson's thrushes. Most of the reports this week come from Otter Tail County. Alma Ronningen reported EASTERN PHOEBE, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on September 21, BELTED KINGFISHER and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on September 23. A few TRUMPETER SWANS were also seen. Brad and Dee Ehlers still had a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in their yard on September 21. 47 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on September 20 near Vining. On September 22, the Ehlers reported many CANADA GEESE in the area and a large flock of AMERICAN ROBINS moving through Perham. On September 23 they saw NORTHERN FLICKER, juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, and many RING-BILLED GULLS in Fergus Falls. Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks , Polk County observed a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in her yard on September 21. Here in Pennington County, we have been noticing large numbers of NORTHERN FLICKERS in the area. At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, the waterfowl are gathering, and last weekend there were large flocks of both ducks and CANADA GEESE at the refuge. Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Ted Dick, and Sandy Aubol for their reports. Remember that this report is only as good as you make it. Please continue to send in your reports. Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, October 1, 2009. Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN --====1253841139==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
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*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 24, 2009
*MNDL0909.24

-Birds mentioned
  • Canada Goose
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • American Robin
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 24, 2009
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@q.com)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 24, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

This has been a great week of summer, even though the calendar says it's fall, but it sure hasn't made for very lively birding. We are starting to see large numbers of NORTHERN FLICKERS and AMERICAN ROBINS moving through the area. Waterfowl are gathering in large numbers on area sloughs, lakes, and fields. One sad note was reported by Ted Dick from Baudette area in Lake of the Woods County. On Monday night September 23, there was fog in the area, and next day about 300 birds of 40 species were picked up dead by the Loran tower. They included mostly warblers, sparrows, vireos, and 110 Swainson's thrushes.

Most of the reports this week come from Otter Tail County. Alma Ronningen reported EASTERN PHOEBE, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on September 21, BELTED KINGFISHER and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on September 23. A few TRUMPETER SWANS were also seen. Brad and Dee Ehlers still had a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in their yard on September 21. 47 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on September 20 near Vining. On September 22, the Ehlers reported many CANADA GEESE in the area and a large flock of AMERICAN ROBINS moving through Perham. On September 23 they saw NORTHERN FLICKER, juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, and many RING-BILLED GULLS in Fergus Falls.

Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks , Polk County observed a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in her yard on September 21.

Here in Pennington County, we have been noticing large numbers of NORTHERN FLICKERS in the area.

At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, the waterfowl are gathering, and last weekend there were large flocks of both ducks and CANADA GEESE at the refuge.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Ted Dick, and Sandy Aubol for their reports. Remember that this report is only as good as you make it. Please continue to send in your reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

--====1253841139====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:49:44 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Jim Lind Subject: Duluth RBA 9/24/09 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1253850584====" --====1253850584==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *September 24, 2009 *MNDU0909.24 -Birds mentioned Ross's Goose Western Grebe Sandhill Crane Franklin's Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Parasitic Jaeger Long-tailed Jaeger Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Black-backed Woodpecker Gray Jay Boreal Chickadee Field Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Harris's Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Rusty Blackbird -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore Date: September 24, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) Reports: (218) 834-2858 Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net) This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 24th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. At least six PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen by several observers at Wisconsin Point on the weekend of the 19th. A possible LONG-TAILED JAEGER was also reported on the 18th, as well as an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 19th. Cameron Rutt saw a first-cycle FRANKLIN'S GULL and two unidentified JAEGERS on the 18th at the Park Point Recreational Area. Cameron and Peder Svingen counted an impressive total of 135 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS at Park Point on the 23rd. Cameron also found a WESTERN GREBE in the Duluth Harbor at the Sky Harbor Airport on the 23rd, and a VESPER SPARROW on the 21st at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area. He found another VESPER SPARROW on the 17th in Cook County along the Caribou Trail (CR 4), and a flyby BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER at Lutsen. Jan and Larry Kraemer had a FIELD SPARROW in their yard along Maple Grove Road in Duluth on the 23rd. Frank Nicoletti saw a GRAY JAY and BOREAL CHICKADEE on the 24th in Moose Valley in Lakewood Township. Cameron Rutt had a BOREAL CHICKADEE on the 20th along the Superior Hiking Trail at Castle Danger, and Heidi Seeland had three just off Highway 61 near the Lafayette Tunnel northeast of Two Harbors. Two ROSS'S GEESE flew past the Hawk Ridge overlook on the 23rd, and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the 21st. Fourteen SANDHILL CRANES were counted on the 19th. New fall arrivals to the area during the past week include WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 1st. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message. 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 mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1253850584==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*September 24, 2009
*MNDU0909.24

-Birds mentioned
  • Ross's Goose
  • Western Grebe
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Franklin's Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Long-tailed Jaeger
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Black-backed Woodpecker
  • Gray Jay
  • Boreal Chickadee
  • Field Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Harris's Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Rusty Blackbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 24, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 24th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

At least six PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen by several observers at Wisconsin Point on the weekend of the 19th. A possible LONG-TAILED JAEGER was also reported on the 18th, as well as an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 19th. Cameron Rutt saw a first-cycle FRANKLIN'S GULL and two unidentified JAEGERS on the 18th at the Park Point Recreational Area.

Cameron and Peder Svingen counted an impressive total of 135 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS at Park Point on the 23rd. Cameron also found a WESTERN GREBE in the Duluth Harbor at the Sky Harbor Airport on the 23rd, and a VESPER SPARROW on the 21st at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area. He found another VESPER SPARROW on the 17th in Cook County along the Caribou Trail (CR 4), and a flyby BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER at Lutsen.

Jan and Larry Kraemer had a FIELD SPARROW in their yard along Maple Grove Road in Duluth on the 23rd. Frank Nicoletti saw a GRAY JAY and BOREAL CHICKADEE on the 24th in Moose Valley in Lakewood Township. Cameron Rutt had a BOREAL CHICKADEE on the 20th along the Superior Hiking Trail at Castle Danger, and Heidi Seeland had three just off Highway 61 near the Lafayette Tunnel northeast of Two Harbors.

Two ROSS'S GEESE flew past the Hawk Ridge overlook on the 23rd, and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the 21st. Fourteen SANDHILL CRANES were counted on the 19th.

New fall arrivals to the area during the past week include WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 1st.

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

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 mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1253850584====-- ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:36:10 -0600 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Anthony Hertzel Subject: MOU RBA 25 September 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1253892970====" --====1253892970==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 25, 2009 *MNST0909.25 -Birds mentioned Ross's Goose Cackling Goose Prairie Falcon Common Moorhen Sabine's Gull Parasitic Jaeger Long-tailed Jaeger Gray-cheeked Thrush Hermit Thrush Orange-crowned Warbler Fox Sparrow Harris's Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Rusty Blackbird -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota Statewide Date: September 25, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org Reports: (763) 780-8890 Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org) 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 BLACKBIRD. The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 1st 2009. --====1253892970==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*September 25, 2009
*MNST0909.25

-Birds mentioned
  • Ross's Goose
  • Cackling Goose
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Common Moorhen
  • Sabine's Gull
  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Long-tailed Jaeger
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Harris's Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Rusty Blackbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 25, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (rba@moumn.org)

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 BLACKBIRD.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 1st 2009. --====1253892970====-- ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 10:12:21 -0600 Reply-To: Dedrick Benz Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Dedrick Benz Subject: [mou-net] Sabine's Gull, Rice County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Dave Bartkey=2C John Hockema=2C and Chris Hockema just called (11 AM Sunday= ) to tell me that they have found a juvenile Sabine's Gull at Cannon Lake i= n Rice County. They are along CR 95 which runs between MN 60 and the easte= rn shoreline of Cannon Lake at a sandy pulloff. The bird was still in view= when I got off the phone with them=2C and was with a sizeable flock of Fra= nklin's Gulls. =20 Dedrick Benz Winona=2C MN =0A= _________________________________________________________________=0A= Bing=99 brings you maps=2C menus=2C and reviews organized in one place. = Try it now.=0A= http://www.bing.com/search?q=3Drestaurants&form=3DMLOGEN&publ=3DWLHMTAG&cre= a=3DTEXT_MLOGEN_Core_tagline_local_1x1= ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:30:13 -0600 Reply-To: David Benson Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: David Benson Subject: [mou-net] Northern Mockingbird in Duluth Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Linda Sparling found a Northern Mockingbird at Bayfront Park in Duluth Sunday morning around 8. Sorry for the delay in posting--I misposted this morning. Dave Benson Duluth ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:36:15 -0600 Reply-To: Cameron Rutt Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Cameron Rutt Subject: [mou-net] Townsend's Solitaire, Connecticut Warbler - Cook County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable At approximately 9:00 AM this morning (9/27), I was treated to a Townsend's Solitaire at Carlton / Tofte Peak, Cook County. The bird was originally scoped atop a few coniferous trees on Carlton, before flying in, to within 20 meters of me on Tofte Peak. It allowed good looks at close range before eventually flying off to the east, into the sun. Also, yesterday (9/26), hiking in towards Lake Agnes along the Superior Hiking Trail (from the Caribou Trail), I encountered a confiding Connecticut Warbler, just off the trail, now getting a tad on the late side for northern Minnesota. Good Birding, Cameron Rutt Duluth, St. Louis County ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 19:22:48 -0600 Reply-To: Dennis and Barbara Martin Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Dennis and Barbara Martin Subject: [mou-net] Common Black-headed Gull ???????? Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Anybody know if this species has been recorded from the Spirit Lake area = this fall? We looked Sat PM for a couple of hours with no success on = either side of the state line at the area called The Grade in Jackson = County, MN and Dickinson county, IA. Other birds of slight interest in SW MN this weekend included a somewhat = late Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the tree line south of the Pipestone = Nat Monument in Pipestone County. Also a early White-throated Sparrow = was at Blue Mounds State Park in Rock County. Both on Saturday. Denny Dennis and Barbara Martin Shorewood, MN dbmartin@skypoint.com ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 20:40:38 -0600 Reply-To: Don Kienholz Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Don Kienholz Subject: Re: [mou-net] Common Black-headed Gull - Spirit Lake Iowa Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A quick look at the Iowa list serve mentioned a sighting of the Common Blac= k-headed gull at "Crandall's Beach" on the north side of the lake=2C I thin= k this sighting was this weekend though not sure. I seem to recall an earli= er post as well noting the bird was back.=20 =20 If one goes to birdingonthe.net you can view all the list serves of neighbo= ring states to see what is going on around Minnesota. =20 Regards=2C Don Kienholz Duluth=2C MN =0A= _________________________________________________________________=0A= Microsoft brings you a new way to search the web. Try Bing=99 now=0A= http://www.bing.com?form=3DMFEHPG&publ=3DWLHMTAG&crea=3DTEXT_MFEHPG_Core_ta= gline_try bing_1x1= ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 06:43:25 -0600 Reply-To: linda whyte Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: linda whyte Subject: Re: [mou-net] Common Black-headed Gull ???????? Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable If so, I think Derek Bakken, would have put it in E-bird already, or even announced on the list-serve. (Hi, Derek:-) Linda Whyte On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 8:22 PM, Dennis and Barbara Martin wrote: > Anybody know if this species has been recorded from the Spirit Lake area = this fall? =A0We looked Sat PM for a couple of hours with no success on eit= her side of the state line at the area called The Grade in Jackson County, = MN and Dickinson county, IA. > > Other birds of slight interest in SW MN this weekend included a somewhat = late Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the tree line south of the Pipestone Nat = Monument in Pipestone County. =A0Also a early White-throated Sparrow was at= Blue Mounds State Park in Rock County. =A0Both on Saturday. > > Denny > > Dennis and Barbara Martin > Shorewood, MN > dbmartin@skypoint.com > > ---- > Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net > Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html > ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:30:44 -0600 Reply-To: Pastor Al Schirmacher Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Pastor Al Schirmacher Subject: [mou-net] Red-throated Loon, Mille Lacs Lake Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1"; reply-type=original Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Saturday AM (sorry for the delayed post) - Red-throated Loon, Garrison (big fish) pull off along 169 - they seem to have become fall annuals on the west side of Mille Lacs Lake. Other birds of interest along the lake and in Kathio State Park include a Franklin's Gull, Philadelphia Vireo, first Orange-crowned Warbler and White-crowned Sparrows of the fall, Rusty Blackbirds. Only five warblers total. Blue Hill Trail, Sherburne NWR was quiet this morning. However, between Mille Lacs & Blue Hill, 10-11 sparrows total (depending upon how you view towhees). No Harris' or Tree yet. Al Schirmacher Princeton, MN Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:11:26 -0600 Reply-To: Derek Bakken Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Derek Bakken Subject: [mou-net] Black-headed Gull - recently seen just over the border into Iowa Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The Black-headed Gull was seen along the grade (Iowa/MN border) earlier this summer but has been MIA until recently. It was recently reported near Crandall's Beach (Iowa), not even a mile into Iowa from Minnesota. I'm going to have to look for it again soon. I have been looking every day this fall - my luck it has flown over my house numerous times with the other hundreds of Franklin's and Ring-billed Gulls this fall. I'll report it if I see it anywhere near the MN border. P.S. - Hello Linda! --=20 Derek Bakken North Shore of Big Spirit Lake, Iowa spottedtowhee@gmail.com birdsofdickinsoncounty.blogspot.com ornitholature.blogspot.com Please contribute your sightings to our list; it is only as good as members make it! Also, please report your bird sightings to eBird and/or the IOU/MOU. The information gathered is vital to the future of birds. ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:18:43 -0600 Reply-To: Derek Bakken Sender: Rare Bird Alert From: Derek Bakken Subject: [mou-net] Black-headed Gull seen this morning North Shore Big Spirit Lake (Iowa) Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Hello, On my way into work this morning (7:50am) I saw the Black-headed Gull on the fishing pier at "The Grade" on the north end of Big Spirit Lake. It was with about 20 Ring-billed Gulls and a single Franklin's. The red/orange legs and bill were very easy to see in the morning sunlight. For those who don't know, "The Grade" is the part of Jackson County Hwy 2 that splits Spirit Lake into the larger southern Iowa portion and the small northern Minnesota portion. The fishing pier is located in the NW corner of the lake and extends from the road out into the Iowa part of Spirit Lake. --=20 Derek Bakken spottedtowhee@gmail.com ornitholature.blogspot.com birdsofdickinsoncounty.blogspot.com Please contribute your sightings to our list; it is only as good as members make it! Also, please report your bird sightings to eBird and/or the IOU/MOU. The information gathered is vital to the future of birds. ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html