*Duluth/North Shore
*September 10, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 10, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

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 [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.