*September 27, 2018
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 27, 2018
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September
27, 2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
We have had a big change in the weather in the past week. Now we are
getting cold drizzly days with wind, and the forecast is for frost in
the very near future. Migration continues. Now the late fall sparrows
are showing up with reported of white-crowned sparrows, white-throated
sparrows, and Harris's sparrows arriving at their favorite feeders. Many
northern flickers moved through in the past week, and the last of the
warblers stopped briefly. Many bald eagles are being reported now . Dana
Jenkins saw six of them soaring over her yard a week ago in Newfolden
township of Marshall County.
Here in Pennington County, I had an OVENBIRD show up in the yard on
September 21.Several RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS,
and PURPLE FINCHES were seen that day also. On September 22nd, a BELTED
KINGFISHER was catching fish along the river, and the first WOOD DUCKS I
have seen for a while were feeding on the wild rice along the edge. On
the 27th, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen catching bugs on the lawn.
Connie Cox in Clearwater County reported CEDAR WAXWINGS, a single
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on September 27.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County, is still reporting a few
late warblers at her bird bath. Sparrows are the story there this week
as she has observed WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and
HARRIS'S SPARROWS in the yard, and one GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.
A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was reported by Chris Merkord on September 25 at
Buffalo River State Park in Clay County.
Charlene Nelson in Grant County reported a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on
September 20th at their farm near Elbow Lake. Other species she has seen
there this week include WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER , ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and WINTER WREN. On
September 23rd at the N.Ottawa impoundment, Wayne Perala reported PALM
WARBLER, SAVANNAH SPARROW, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, SNOWY EGRETS and
PEREGRINE FALCON. There is a drawdown , so shorebirds are present at
this time. Becca Engdahl reported eleven WHITE-FACED IBIS and a
DICKCISSEL there on September 26.
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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the
county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this
report is Thursday, October 4, 2018.
Pennington County, MN