Print

Print


-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*August 28, 2014
*MNDL1408.28

-Birds mentioned
Hooded Merganser
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Common Loon
Osprey
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Black Tern
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 28, 2014
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, August 28,
2014 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.

Migration is definitely underway this week. There have been many reports
of migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, increased numbers of BALTIMORE ORIOLES,
and of migrating warblers. Most of the warbler reports have come from
the Red River Valley along the river.

On a day trip to Roseau County, I found GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, and a few BLACK TERNS at the Roseau WTP. One COMMON
NIGHTHAWK was hawking insects with the terns there. An OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER, CEDAR WAXWINGS and one BOHEMIAN WAXWING were seen in the
Roseau Bog along MN 310. Warblers seen in the county included TENNESSEE
WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER,
YELLOW WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER.

Cliff Steinhauer reported a pair of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD with two
young, BARN SWALLOWS, and a SHARP-TAILED GROUSE with only one young at
his place near the west boundary of Agassiz NWR on August 23.

Shelley Steva reported a TENNESSEE WARBLER in one of her flower pots in
Thief River Falls in Pennington County on August 16. This week I had
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, AMERICAN
REDSTART, WILSON'S WARBLER, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS in the yard.
Many BALTIMORE ORIOLES are cleaning out the jelly feeders, and the
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS are busy at the nectar. On August 24, I
witnessed the interaction of a BALD EAGLE and an OSPREY over the river.
A pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have brought several young to introduce
them the suet feeder. Yesterday a COMMON RAVEN was heard from the yard,
and a GRAY CATBIRD was in the yard again.

Sandy Aubol reported the migration in her yard in East Grand Forks, Polk
County this week. Included in her list of sightings were COOPER'S HAWK,
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS, CHIMNEY SWIFT, CEDAR
WAXWING, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, BROWN THRASHER, GRAY CATBIRD,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, and BALTIMORE ORIOLES. Warblers included
MOURNING WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, WILSONíS
WARBLER, and YELLOW WARBLER. Emily Hutchins also reported from Polk
County that COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are moving through. Also mentioned were
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, HOODED MERGANSER, and four RED-TAILED HAWKS.

Marshall Howe reported over 100 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS moving through Hubbard
County on August 21. On August 27, he reported BLUE-HEADED VIREO,
GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, 25 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, and PINE WARBLER. On the
28th, he saw PHILADELPHIA VIREO, ALDER FLYCATCHER, OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER, and TENNESSEE WARBLER.

Charlene Nelson reported 15- 20 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in Perham in Otter
Tail County on August 27, and 5 were seen in Douglas County over Lake
Carlos. She saw a raft of 30 COMMON LOONS on Lake Carlos on August 27.

Thanks to Charlene Nelson , Cliff Steinhauer, Emily Hutchins, Marshall
Howe, 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] 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
4, 2014


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN