*September 6, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 6, 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
6, 2012 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 weather has descended on the northwest this week -dare we hope for
a short reprieve next week? Seriously, the cool weather was welcomed by
most, but we would have liked some rain too. Migration is moving along
quickly, and color is starting to appear on the trees.
Charlene Nelson reported 2 immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in Elbow
Lake, Grant County on September 2. Also seen there were several LEAST
FLYCATCHERS and in Perham, a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE.
From Dorset in Hubbard County, Marshall Howe observed 5 PINE WARBLERS,
and a DARK-EYED JUNCO, and heard RED CROSSBILLS on August 31. On
September 1, he reported NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER.
A BROWN CREEPER was seen on September 3, and on the 5th, a BLACK-BILLEE
CUCKOO, and several RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES.
Beau Shroyer saw a SNOWY EGRET flying over the Otter Tail River north of
Frazee in the company of a GREAT EGRET on September 1.
In Norman County, Shelley Steva and I saw a TURKEY VULTURE on September
3, and at Gary Pines, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks in Polk County on September 4, saw a
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, WILSON'S WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, TENNESEEE
WARBLER, and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER.
Milt Blomberg and Roy Zimmerman found RED CROSSBILLS in a spruce tree
across from the C-Store in Red Lake Falls in Red Lake County on
September 2. Along with Ron Erpelding, they found 11 species of
shorebirds at the Red Lake Falls WTP including LESSER YELLOWLEGS, STILT
SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, SANDERLING, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, WILSON'S
SNIPE, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER,
and SPOTTED SANDPIPER. Shelley Steva and I saw an OSPREY and
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES in Red Lake County on September 3.
Shelley Steva reported that the female NORTHERN CARDINAL was seen again
in her neighborhood in Thief River Falls, Pennington County on the
weekend. Ron Erpelding found a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and HORNED GREBES at
the Thief River Falls WTP on September 2. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was
seen by Shelley Steva on September 6 in the city of Thief River Falls.
In Roseau County on September 1, Shelley Steva found 10 RED CROSSBILLS
at DNR headquarters in Wannaska; two SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and one
SWAINSON'S THRUSH were seen at Hayes Lake SP.
Kim Eckert reporting on the MBW trip in northwestern Minnesota on the
weekend reported a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Springsteel Island north of
Warroad, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER in Warroad city park, and a cooperative
NELSON'S SPARROW three miles west and three miles north of Roseau. At
least 6 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen by the group hunting near the corner
of 340th St and 440th Ave by the group.
Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Charlene Nelson, Kim Eckert, Marshall Howe, Ron
Erpelding, Milt Blomberg, Roy Zimmerman, Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva
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 13, 2012
Pennington County, MN