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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *September 14, 2000 *MNST0009.14 -Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 14, 2000
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Minnesota birding report for Thursday September 14th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Because of time constraints, information reported to the hotline may be edited or omitted, but all contributions are included in our permanent records.
The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was still being seen in Clay County, and it was reported as recently as September 1st. In accordance with the home-owner's wishes, please call me for directions.
On September 11th an adult MISSISSIPPI KITE flew past the Main Overlook at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, St. Louis County. Also in Duluth, a PARASITIC JAEGER was seen over Lake Superior. This was a dark morph juvenile found at Park Point between the Recreation Area and the Superior Entry. For more information on these and other birds in the Duluth area, call the Duluth Birding report at 218-525-5952.
On a trip to the Sax-Zim bog in St. Louis County on the 11th, Craig Mandel found an adult BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the south side of St. Louis County Road 52, also known as Arkola Avenue, about a mile and a half west of County Road 207 or Stickney Avenue.
On September 13th, Warren Nelson was birding Aitkin County Road 1 and reported four SHORT-EARED OWLS about five and a half miles north of the town of Aitkin. They were seen in the field on the west side of the road.
Other reported migrants include PEREGRINE FALCON, FRANKLIN'S GULL -- including up to four thousand seen in Meeker County, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, CASPIAN TERN, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, PALM WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, and SCARLET TANAGER.
Thanks to all the people who called in their records. This report is the result of their excellent observations.
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The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday September 21st.
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