*October 5, 2017
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 5, 2017
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 5,
2017 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.
Fall cleanup is in full swing, and songbird migration is nearly over, as
we are now starting to see the last sparrows, and a few of the feeder
birds that we see in late fall. Colors are at or near prime and a few
windy days forecast for this weekend may bring the show to a close.
On September 30, Charlene Nelson reported GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET and
BROWN CREEPER , and a HARRIS'S SPARROW showed up on October 3 at Elbow
Lake in Grant County. She also reported a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER at the
N. Ottawa Impoundment on September 29. Wayne Perala was there that day
also and reported NORTHERN HARRIER, two PEREGRINE FALCONS , two RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS, as well as the GREAT EGRETS and WESTERN GREBES that we have
been reporting all summer.
At Maplewood SP in Otter Tail County, Wayne saw FORSTER'S TERNS,
FRANKLINíS GULLS, and four COMMON LOONS on October 3.
From Kabekona Lake in Hubbard County , Becca Engdahl reported several
BLACK SCOTERS on the lake on September 28. Marshall Howe observed
DARK-EYED JUNCOS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and a BLUE-HEADED VIREO on
September 29. On September 30, he recorded a female SCARLET TANAGER,
PINE SISKINS, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, SWAMP SPARROW, and PURPLE FINCH;
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET and a PINE WARBLER were seen on October 3.
In Becker County , at Tamarac NWR, Lisa Keitel reported TRUMPETER SWAN,
and seventy PIED-BILLED GREBES on September 29. A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
was seen along MN 225 near Osage by Adrian Azar on October 3.
Patrick Beauzay observed a late RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in Clay County
on October 1.
Several ROSS'S GEESE were seen by Sandy Aubol near East Grand Forks in
western Clay County on October 2.
In Beltrami County, Doug Johnson saw a FIELD SPARROW along Sunnyside
Road on September 29, and a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER at the Parker's Lake
Road ponds on October 4.
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 12,
Pennington County, MN