*October 3, 2013
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 3, 2013
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, October 3,
2013 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.
Migration is coming to a close as fewer and fewer species are being
seen. Soon the mass migrations of waterfowl will come in. Colors are
nearly at their peak on the trees and cold winds forecast in the next
few days will probably put an end to many of them. Get out the rakes!
Today , I saw a COMMON RAVEN fly over Digi-key, a sure sign of coming
winter, as these birds are somewhat rare in town in the summer, and
uncommon in the countryside also. They are getting to be almost common
on the Minnesota plains in winter, when crows seem to disappear. On
October 2 , a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER made his daily visit to our yard
outside Thief River Falls, and an AMERICAN PIPIT was seen and heard at
Shelley Steva and I visited the Red Lake Falls wastewater treatment
ponds on September 28 where we found AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN SHOVELER,
COMMON GOLDENEYE, PIED-BILLED GREBE, BARN SWALLOW and AMERICAN PIPIT.
Elsewhere in the county we saw a COMMON RAVEN.
Sandy Aubol on October 2, reported a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER in her yard
in East Grand Forks. Also there were WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS,
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, HARRIS'S SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and
DARK-EYED JUNCO. A FOX SPARROW was there on September 30. YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were the only two warblers remaining.
Shelley Steva and I were in Crookston on September 28 where we found
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, KILLDEER, a GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN FLICKER,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.
Thanks to Sandy Aubol for her report.
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 10, 2013.
Pennington County, MN