*Duluth/North Shore
*August 23, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 23, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 23rd, 2012 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The first PARASITIC JAEGER of the fall season was found on the 17th by Erik Bruhnke out from the Sky Harbor Airport at Park Point in Duluth. Erik also saw a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 19th and the 22nd at Park Point.

An impressive RED CROSSBILL irruption is underway across the region. The record daily high count for the state was broken on the 19th when Karl Bardon and others counted 365 flying overhead at Hawk Ridge. Other recent sightings at Hawk Ridge include 19 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the 19th and 17 on the 21st.

Norma Malinowski found a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE on the 17th in northern St. Louis County east of Ely at the Winton sewage ponds. A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen at the Castle Danger sewage ponds on the 23rd.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August 30th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.