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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 21, 2006 *MNST0609.21-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 21, 2006
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This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday September 21st 2006.
For the past several days, up to six jaegers have been reported from the lake side of Park Point in Duluth. At least one POMARINE JAEGER and several PARASITIC JAEGERS have been identified. The Pomarine is a dark-morph juvenile. Also seen from Park Point were up to four LITTLE GULLS and a juvenile SABINE'S GULL. Look for these birds from the viewing platform at Lafayette Square near 31st Street.
At Big Stone NWR in Lac Qui Parle County, several PLEGADIS IBIS were still to be found along the auto tour road. On the 14th, Patrick Beauzay reported eight in the wetland at the east end of the road, and on the 19th, Matt Mecklenburg also found a LITTLE BLUE HERON and a PRAIRIE FALCON here and a SNOWY EGRET just down the road. As many as three Plegadis ibis were still present on the 15th at the Conservation Club access to Swan Lake in Nicollet County. And on the 18th, Bob Meyer found a WHITE-FACED IBIS at the Sodus WMA along Lyon County Road 63, about three miles north of the town of Balaton.
Jan Green reported a SPRAGUE'S PIPIT on the 17th in Duluth Township near a horse corral at the junction of Homestead Road and the Old North Shore Road, although it could not be located later in the day.
Herb Dingmann found three CLARK'S GREBES on Gorder Lake in Stevens County on the 16th. The birds were near the south shore in with a group of about seventy WESTERN GREBES. Gorder Lake is four miles south of the town of Alberta.
A pair of ROSS'S GEESE was in Two Harbors, Lake County, on the 19th. Jim Lind found them at Agate Bay. Birders are also reporting CACKLING GOOSE, SNOW GOOSE, AMERICAN PIPIT, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 28th 2006.
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