*September 2, 2010
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 2, 2010
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September
2, 2010 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.
Tonight fall is making its first advance on us. Rain and wind and cool
temperatures are with us in the northwest, and migration is definitely
From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported that the last COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS came through last week. A juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
was seen at the Warroad city park lagoons, and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER
landed on a lily pad in the city of Warroad on August 31.
Several people reported a larger than normal number of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS
in and around Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on the weekend, as
they were moving through the area. Two AMERICAN REDSTARTS were spotted
investigating the water feature in our yard on August 31.
In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva and I had a GREAT EGRET fly over our
heads near Oklee on August 28. A SWAINSON'S HAWK was also seen in the
general area. Near Huot, about 25 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen
flycatching in the early evening that day.
Russ Wilber reported finding a COOPER'S HAWK and 3 RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS in the park at East Grand Forks, Polk County, on August 30.
Bruce Flaig in the southern part of the county observed large numbers of
BALTIMORE ORIOLES and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at his feeders on the
weekend, and the first TENNESSEE WARBLERS were also seen there.
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Bruce Flaig, Maggie Anderson, and Russ Wilber
for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at email@example.com 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, September
Pennington County, MN
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