*Minnesota Statewide
*October 7, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 7, 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 October 6th, 2011.

In Duluth, a POMARINE JAEGER was found by Kim Eckert on October 2nd at the Sky Harbor Airport of Park Point. Karl Bardon found a PARASITIC JAEGER at the mouth of the Lester River on the 1st.

A SURF SCOTER was in the Duluth harbor between 13th and 15th Street South on the 2nd. Bob Ekblad found five SURF SCOTERS at the Thief River Falls wastewater treatment ponds in Pennington County on October 4th.

On October 2nd, Heidi Hughes reported that over a thousand SANDHILL CRANES were in the cornfields of northern Polk County near the Agassiz Valley flood control impoundment at the Marshall County line.

The first ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK of the fall flew past Hawk Ridge in Duluth on October 1st.

Also this fall I have two reports of albinistic RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS. One nearly perfect albino was photographed by John and Kristin Ode on September 22nd in St. Paul. The other, which was remarkably similar in appearance, was seen by in mid-September Mary Jo Nairn at her feeder in Minnetonka, Hennepin County.

The next scheduled update of this tape is October 13th, 2011.