*Duluth/North Shore
*September 8, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 8, 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 8th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found on the 7th by Jan and Larry Kraemer at Brighton Beach in east Duluth. Bob Ekblad found a pair of RED-NECKED PHALAROPES on the 6th in Carlton County at the Moose Lake sewage lagoons. Erik Bruhnke saw a distant unidentified JAEGER on the 2nd on Lake Superior at Canal Park in Duluth.

Shawn Conrad found ten BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and nine other shorebird species on the 2nd in Itasca County at the Cohasset power plant. Shawn also reported the first AMERICAN PIPITS of the fall season on the 5th at Grand Rapids. Bill Tefft reported the first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW of the season on the 8th in Ely. Laura Erickson is still seeing EVENING GROSBEAKS daily in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth.

Hawk Ridge had its fourth highest daily total of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS on the 4th, with more than 1,800 birds counted. Counters also saw a SWAINSON'S HAWK on the 4th, and AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen several days during the past week. Mike Steffes saw eight AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the 5th at Castle Danger in Lake County.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 15th.

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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