*September 25, 2014
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 25, 2014
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
25, 2014 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
The last of the big groups of passerines are moving through now, and the
bulk of them this week have been YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, NORTHERN
FLICKERS , RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Leaves are
turning and starting to fall, and it has been reported that the colors
are a little under peak now. That will change rapidly when the cooler
temperatures arrive during the next week or so.
A GREAT EGRET was reported by Paul Clay along the river near Hallock,
Kittson County, on September 22.
Last weekend, a large group of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS were seen in our
yard east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County. HERMIT THRUSH,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, WOOD DUCK and a few warblers
were seen on September 21. Today I spotted a BALD EAGLE soaring over the
town, and in the yard there were numerous YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS,
NORTHERN FLICKERS, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. A family of EASTERN
BLUEBIRDS came to the bird bath.
From Polk County, Emily Hutchins reported DARK-EYED JUNCOS and
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS on September 25. Russ Wilber saw 4 BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS and two TURKEY VULTURES soaring over the campground in East Grand
Forks on September 22, and a BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE on September 23. Sandy
Aubol reported a large flight of migrating FRANKLIN'S GULLS over East
Grand Forks on September 20. That day she observed in her yard 32
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and the numbers grew to over 70 by September 21.
She also saw 3 HARRISíS SPARROWS, two WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, DARK-EYED
JUNCO, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. On September 22 there were LINCOLNíS
SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, and PINE SISKINS, and she saw a BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER on September 24.
Alma Ronningen echoed the reports above on September 25 as she reported
numbers of migrating YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and NORTHERN FLICKERS in
Dent, Ottertail County.
Charlene Nelson reported RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS in Grant County on
Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Charlene Nelson, Emily Hutchins, Paul Clay,
and Russ Wilber 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 , October 2,
Pennington County, MN