Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*September 6, 2007

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 6, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 6th, 2007 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A dark morph PARASITIC JAEGER was found by Dave Benson on the evening of the 4th close to shore at the south end of the Park Point recreation area. Earlier in the day, Skye Haas and others saw a distant unidentified jaeger that they thought was a different individual. Two WHIMBRELS continue to be seen at the Park Point soccer fields. Peder Svingen found 21 warbler species on the 5th and 16 species on the 4th between Southworth Marsh and the recreation area. John Ellis relocated a RED KNOT on the 3rd at Interstate Island.

Jan and John Green found a female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER on the 2nd along the Maple Woods Trail at Hawk Ridge. A large group of WHIP-POOR-WILLS were seen at dusk on the 1st at the banding station, and another was banded a few days earlier. A big flight of 176 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES was seen from the overlook on the 31st, along with the season's first AMERICAN PIPIT report. Nineteen AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen on the 4th from the overlook, and 17 were seen on the 2nd. A flock of 24 was also seen in Lake County at Castle Danger on the evening of the 2nd.

Terry Wiens reported a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 3rd in Gnesen Township north of Duluth. Terry and Sharon Frank reported two on August 30th east of Lake County Road 3 near the junction of the East Alger Grade.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 13th. 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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