Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*September 22, 2005

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 22, 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 Sunday, September 22nd.

As mentioned on last Sunday's update of this report, Tom Auer found as many as 70 SABINE'S GULLS over Lake Superior in Duluth on the 16th, at 31st Street of Park Point, and two days later Mike Hendrickson discovered a juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER on the Minnesota side of Wisconsin Point. Mike also found an ARCTIC TERN in the area. The jaeger was breifly relocated on the 19th, as were a SURF SCOTER, two PACIFIC LOONS, four RED-THROATED LOONS, three PARASITIC JAEGERS, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Chet Myers found a Pacific Loon at Park Point on the 21st, and as many as four RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on Lake Superior on the 21st.

On September 17th, Kim Eckert found an immature FERRUGINOUS HAWK in western Yellow Medicine County and a juvenile Sabine's Gull at Salt Lake in Lac Qui Parle County. The Ferruginous Hawk was seen over Yellow Medicine County Road 15 just south of state highway 68.

The only other new migrants reported over the past week were FOX SPARROWS, especially in the area of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Sherburne County.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 29th.

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