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*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*September 9, 2011
*MNST1109.09

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 9, 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 8th, 2011.

In east Duluth, Karl Bardon found a RED-THROATED LOON on September 6th on Lake Superior near the Lester River.

Also in Duluth, at least one jaeger probably a PARASITIC JAEGER has been seen periodically out from Park Point over Lake Superior, and at Hawk Ridge more than 1800 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS were counted on the 4th, along with a SWAINSON'S HAWK on the same day.

On the 7th, the fall's first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was reported by Bill Tefft near Ely, St. Louis County. This is just three days earlier than the species' median arrival date. Other recently reported migrants include AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SANDHILL CRANE, STILT SANDPIPER, SANDERLING, RUDDY TURNSTONE, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, AMERICAN PIPIT, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CEDAR WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.

The next scheduled update of this tape is September 15th, 2011.