*September 27, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 27, 2012
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September
27, 2012 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
Migration of songbirds is on its last stages as the sparrows have
arrived. Next we will see the migration of the waterfowl before finally
the show ends. Fall color is nearing peak in the northwest, and the
yellows and oranges are glorious right now.
From Bemidji in Beltrami County, Pat DeWenter reported WOOD DUCKS,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, PALM
WARBLER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, and
DARK-EYED JUNCO on September 27.
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Gregg Knutsen observed 20 SNOW GEESE
on the west side of the refuge and some TUNDRA SWANS at Headquarters
Pool on September 27. Jim Graham saw two CANADA WARBLERS around
headquarters today also.
Shelley Steva reported that a male NORTHERN CARDINAL was seen in Thief
River Falls on September 27, and she has also seen a COOPER'S HAWK
recently here. At our feeder east of the town, the WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS and several FOX SPARROWS appeared around September 24.
In Red Lake County, Shelley saw a PALM WARBLER in Oklee on September 21.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County, reported migrants sparrows
in her yard on September 20. By September 24 the numbers had grown to 30
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, 9 HARRIS'S SPARROWS, and 2 FOX SPARROWS. Two
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS that were there earlier had already gone.
Warblers this week in her area included ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, PALM WARBLER,
Dave Hochhalter reported NORTHERN FLICKERS in Detroit Lakes in Becker
County on September 21. At Tamarac NWR, Kelly Blackledge reported
DARK-EYED JUNCO and HARRIS'S SPARROW. Many TRUMPETER SWANS on Flat Lake
can be seen from the historical marker on Bruce Boulevard in the refuge.
Steve Midthune reported GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, LINCOLN 'S SPARROW and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW north
of Lake Park on September 26.
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, DARK-EYED JUNCO, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, HARRIS'S
SPARROW, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW on September 26.
Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported their last sighting of
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD on September 22.
Thanks to Brad and Dee Ehlers, Dave Hochhalter, Kelly Blackledge,Gregg
Knutsen, Jim Graham, Lynda Knutsen, Marshall Howe, Pat DeWenter , Sandy
Aubol, Shelley Steva, and Steve Midthune for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 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 4, 2012.
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