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*Minnesota Statewide
*September 28, 2006

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 28, 2006
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (axhertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday September 28th 2006.

A juvenile PURPLE SANDPIPER was found by Ben Wieland on the 27th along the south shore of Lake Winnibigoshish in Cass County. The location was about a hundred yards west of Denny's Resort, which is just east of the gas station in the town of Bena. Check the beach and sandbars between Denny's and the NoDak Resort to the west. This is a potential fifth state record -- the first since 1991 -- a first Cass County record, and a record-early date by more than a month.

As many as sixteen jaegers were reported over Lake Superior in Duluth last weekend. Most of these were PARASITIC JAEGERS but there were also two POMARINE JAEGERS and a report of a LONG-TAILED JAEGER as well. Most of these were seen from the end of Park Point but also from the 31st Street access. Four SABINE'S GULLS, several LITTLE GULLS, two ARCTIC TERNS, and a RED-THROATED LOON were also seen from the 31st Street access between the 21st and the 26th.

On the 26th, Bill Unzen reported two SABINE'S GULLS at two different locations in Lac Qui Parle County. The first was an adult at the Big Stone NWR main east pool. The second was a juvenile seen flying over Lac Qui Parle State Park on five occasions at various locations as it associated with large numbers of FRANKLIN'S GULLS.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYER'S GULL, and several COMMON LOONS are being seen at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Hennepin County. I also have other reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and SURF SCOTER.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 5th 2006.

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