*October 22, 2009
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 22, 2009
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (email@example.com)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 22,
2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
After an unsettled cool week, the weather is settling down , but it
appears that many migrants left this week. Variety at the feeders is
greatly reduced now, and numbers of waterfowl hanging around seems to
Beau Shroyer reported that on October 19 several dozen shorebirds could
be seen at Haas Wetland at Hamden Slough in Becker County. Included were
one WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, one PECTORAL SANDPIPER, several LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS, but the majority were WILSON'S SNIPE.
In Polk County on October 16, Sandy Aubol reported that one FOX SPARROW,
several WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and two or three HARRIS'S SPARROWS
could still be found in her yard.
On October 20 , Zeann Linder saw about 50 SANDHILL CRANES along 150th
Ave in Pennington County. Here at the feeder this morning there were
many WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and several PURPLE
FINCHES. Most of the sparrows seem to have left this week.
Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Jim Fitzpatrick, Sandy Aubol, and Zeann Linder
for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call the Detroit Lakes
Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders
please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took
place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday,October 29,
Pennington County, MN
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