Before working at Hawk Ridge today, I visited Wisconsin Point early this morning, and had a wonderful time even throughout the on-and-off rain. The highlight was seeing an adult (light) PARASITIC JAEGER. The jaeger dove at distant gulls for several minutes straight. Three SANDERLINGS were observed as well as three gorgeous little BONAPARTE'S GULLS. At least 1500 near-and-far RING-BILLED GULLS were observed, with at least 10 HERRING GULLS that were identified as they flew overhead, as well as observing them sitting on shore. Local immature BALD EAGLES were present, and while scanning the horizon, a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER flew through my view. *Not sure if this is early or not, but yesterday I heard a LAPLAND LONGSPUR fly overhead as I pulled up to the ridge. Here is a link to my Hawk Ridge photos from this fall. I hope you enjoy them! http://www.pbase.com/birdfedr/hawk_ridge_2010 Here is are the raptor numbers that Hawk Ridge has seen this fall: http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=288 If you're thinking about taking a vacation up in the northwoods, and want to see migrating raptors at one of North America's most amazing hawkwatching sites, this weekend might just hit the spot! Hawk Weekend is this weekend at Hawk Ridge! As of right now, the weather looks fantastic for impressive flights of raptors :) This link can provide more information, if you're interested... http://hawkridge.org/events/hawkweekend.html Good birding & hawkwatching, Erik Bruhnke Duluth, MN NATURALLY AVIAN - Guided bird hikes and bird photography www.pbase.com/birdfedr birdfedr@xxxxxxxxx Count Interpreter Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory P.O. Box 3006 Duluth, MN 55803-3006 mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hawkridge/post?postID=JAtXoY76J5x0cnwkGVBiO3AJRt1R40TLpT_3e5ao2qP_gjWnC3PIjwxFxn-YpTEzi2_1JKPPYmA> www.hawkridge.org #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.