-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 29, 2011 *MNST1109.29-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 29, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for September 29th, 2011.
Several interesting birds were seen from Park Point in Duluth on September 24th. Four juvenile SABINE'S GULLS were seen by Peder Svingen from the Beach House. He also found a juvenile PACIFIC LOON at the 12th Street public access. Doug Kieser reported two PARASITIC JAEGERS on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry at the end of Park Point — Peder had seen four jaegers on the 22nd near the Sky Harbor Airport.
The raptor count at Hawk Ridge in Duluth now stands at 49,865 birds, including 32,865 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 12,754 SHARP-SHINED HAWKS, and 863 BALD EAGLES.
On the 25th, Bob Russell discovered several SMITH'S LONGSPURS in Sibley County, on the south side of county road 12 about a half mile west of Arlington. I also have new reports of GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL, FRANKLIN'S GULL, COMMON RAVEN, WINTER WREN, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, FOX SPARROW, and DARK-EYED JUNCO.
The next scheduled update of this tape is October 6th, 2011.