*Duluth/North Shore
*September 24, 2009

-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

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 24, 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 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
were counted on the 19th.

New fall arrivals to the area during the past week include WHITE-CROWNED

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

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

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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
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