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*Minnesota Statewide
*September 15, 2005

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 15, 2005
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 15th.

On the 12th, Barb and Denny Martin discovered a BLACK SCOTER at Five Mile Rock, northeast of Grand Marais in Cook County.

A WHIMBREL was found by Steve and Jo Blanich at the Ironton sewage ponds in Crow Wing County on the 13th.

Two PARASITIC JAEGERS and a possible LONG-TAILED JAEGER were found by Mike Hendrickson and Tom Auer on September 9th in Duluth on Park Point near the Sky Harbor Airport. Unusual were the three juvenile SABINE'S GULLS reported here on the 8th by Bill Litkey.

A CAROLINA WREN continues to be seen along the perimeter trail in the southeast corner of Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Hennepin County. It was seen here as recently as the 14th by Scott Meyer.

On the 10th, a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at the Izaak Walton Wetlands in Olmsted County near the sign for the Hardwood Forest, and another was at Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Hennepin County on the 13th.

Finally, a few migrant sparrows have begun to show up in some of the northern counties, including HARRIS'S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 22nd.

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