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*Minnesota Statewide
*September 19, 2008

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 19, 2008
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 18th 2008.

A subadult MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in the early afternoon of September 17th in northwestern Ramsey County, but the bird moved on to the northwest without being refound.

A SABINE'S GULL was at the north end of Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County on September 13th and again on the 14th but it has now apparently left the area. A LITTLE GULL was here on the 14th and 15th at the tip of Diamond Point Park near 20th Avenue North and Birchmont Drive.

I have a secondhand report of a WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE from the 12th at the Park Point recreational area in Duluth. The bird was near the boardwalk south of the ball fields.

On the 14th, a SNOWY EGRET was on the shore of the Minnesota River along the auto-tour road of Big Stone NWR in Big Stone County.

In Hennepin County, a SUMMER TANAGER visited a Maple Grove yard on the 17th, but I have no additional details. Southbound migrants reported this past week include SNOW GOOSE, CASPIAN TERN, AMERICAN PIPIT, and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, September 25th 2008.

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