*September 3, 2015
American White Pelican
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 3, 2015
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
3, 2015 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.
This has been a pleasant week in the northwest, warmer than last week,
but only really hot in the last two or three days. We are starting to
notice the thinning of the bird species now as the early migrants are
leaving. Days for birding are noticeable shorter now, especially for
those whose work is during the main part of the day.
Many observers have seen the SNOWY EGRET at the North Ottawa Impoundment
in Grant County, and it was still there as of August 29.
In Polk County, Russ Wilbur reported three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and a
BALTIMORE ORIOLE at the East Grand Forks campground on August 31. Emily
Hutchins at Mentor observed 8 BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, AMERICAN REDSTART,
and young EASTERN PHOEBES, and HOUSE FINCHES on September 1.
Emily was in Kittson County on August 29 where she saw SHARP-TAILED
GROUSE near Cariboo WMA. Shelley Steva and I found a juvenile COOPER'S
HAWK “parked” on a park bench in the town of Kennedy on August 29. Also
in Kittson County, we found AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, SANDHILL CRANES, and
a flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS.
Thanks to Emily Hutchins, and Russ Wilbur for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [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, September
Pennington County, MN