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*Minnesota Statewide
*October 5, 2006

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: October 5, 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 October 5th 2006.

On October 1st, an ARCTIC TERN was still being seen at Lafayette Square off Park Point in Duluth. Two juvenile POMARINE JAEGERS were seen here on the 4th, as well as a possible but unconfirmed LONG-TAILED JAEGER. Also seen in the area in the past few days were PACIFIC LOON, RED-THROATED LOON, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, PARASITIC JAEGER, and LITTLE GULL.

Two PLEGADIS IBIS were reported by Nels Thompson on September 30th at the Straight River Marsh along Steele County Road 45 south of the town of Owatonna.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the west end of Black Dog Lake in Burnsville, Dakota County on the 30th. Most likely this is the same individual previously reported at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

The first LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE reported in quite a while was seen on September 28th in Dakota County, though no specific location was given.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, October 12th 2006.

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