-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 16, 2011 *MNST1109.16-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 16, 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 15th, 2011.
In Duluth, a couple of jaegers — including a PARASITIC JAEGER — have been seen periodically over Lake Superior from 43rd street south to the end of Park Point.
On the 8th, a SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Douglas County, but I have no other details.
The fall raptor migration at Hawk Ridge in Duluth has picked up considerably, with about three thousand BROAD-WINGED HAWKS counted on the 14th followed by almost thirteen thousand on the 15th. They've also counted over eight thousand SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS there this fall.
Several new species of fall migrants have arrived in the state since the last update of this report, including CACKLING GOOSE, SNOW GOOSE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this tape is September 22nd, 2011.