*Minnesota Statewide
*September 22, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Common Grackle
Pine Siskin

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: September 22, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September
22, 2011 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or

This week has seen the first general frost, and a few frosty mornings
after that, but now it promises to warm up for a few days. We can still
seen the signs that warm weather is nearly over, as leaves are really
starting to show some yellows, and in a few cases in the northwest some
red. Migrants are streaming through as we see and hear many chips and
chirps in our yards.

Dave Hochhalter saw a GREEN HERON at Dunton Locks in Becker County this

Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported three RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at
the feeder on September 17, and had the last sighting on September 20.
New this week at East Grand Forks were RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH,
on the East Grand Forks water tower on September 21. A SHARP-SHINNED
HAWK and many COMMON GRACKLES were also seen this week.

Here in Pennington County, a TURKEY VULTURE was circling over the Red
Lake River in Thief River Falls on September 19.

Cliff Steinhauer reported a TURKEY VULTURE in Marshall County near
Agassiz NWR this week. Maggie Anderson at Agassiz NWR reported that
seven TRUMPETER SWAN cygnets have been seen on Thief Bay Pool lately so
they must have had a good year.

Kelly Larson in Clearwater County near Bagley saw the first DARK-EYED
JUNCO and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS of the fall season on September 18.

Thanks to Cliff Steinhauer, Dave Hochhalter, Kelly Larson, Maggie
Anderson, and Sandy Aubol 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, September
29, 2011.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN