*Duluth/North Shore
*September 23, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 23, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 23rd, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

As many as four PARASITIC JAEGERS continue to be reported by many observers at the Park Point Recreation Area and at Wisconsin Point. Peder Svingen and others saw two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on the 17th between 22nd and 31st Street on Park Point. Peder also saw two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and a WESTERN GREBE on the 17th at the first parking lot on Wisconsin Point, as well as a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 16th.

Shawn Conrad reports that at least two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES are still present in Itasca County along Clover Lane in Grand Rapids. Shawn also saw eight ROSS'S GEESE and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 16th at the Cohasset power plant in Itasca County. Three ROSS’S GEESE flew by the Hawk Ridge overlook on the 16th, as well as a very early BOHEMIAN WAXWING. Two SWAINSON’S HAWKS were seen at Hawk Ridge on the 21st and another was seen on the 22nd.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 29th.

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

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