*September 20, 2012
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 20, 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
20, 2012 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
Fall has surely arrived now, and the reports coming in include some
warblers and the beginning of the sparrow migration. Colors are
appearing on the ash and poplar trees, and the first oak leaves are
blowing down in the recent winds.
Teresa Jaskiewicz at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center on September
18 reported TURKEY VULTURE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS, GREAT EGRETS, SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and
LESSER YELLOWLEGS. At her home in Elizabeth, she observed AMERICAN
WOODCOCK, GRAY CATBIRD, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, and
LINCOLN'S SPARROW among others.
On September 9, Marshal Howe observed a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, and a RUSTY
BLACKBIRD in Dorset in Hubbard County. On September 19, he reported many
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS. A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was still hanging
Mark Otnes observed a COMMON RAVEN in Clay County on September 14,
circling over the pine grove at the entrance to Buffalo River SP. Other
species seen in the area included WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, LINCOLN'S
SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
NASHVILLE WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.
Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported the season's first HARRIS SPARROW on
September 15. On the 16th, she saw GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,SWAINSON'S THRUSH, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, PALM WARBLER, and WILSON'S WARBLER at her home
in East Grand Forks. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen sitting on the local
water tower. On September 17, a FOX SPARROW made an appearance.
Thanks to Mark Otnes, Marshall Howe, Sandy Aubol, and Teresa Jaskiewicz
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, September 27, 2012
Pennington County, MN