*Detroit Lakes
*September 10, 2015

-Birds mentioned
Snow Goose
Sandhill Crane
Little Gull
Franklin's Gull
Herring Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Barred Owl
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-backed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Philadelphia Vireo
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 10, 2015
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
10, 2015 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or

Fall has surely come to the northwest as we went from the nineties down
to the high fifties in the last few days. All of nature now looks like
fall .Leaves are starting to turn, and acorns are falling fast. The mix
of birds is changing rapidly- a few warblers are re-appearing from the
north, and flycatchers are going.

A juvenile LITTLE GULL was found by Denny Martin with the Minnesota
Birding Weekend group at the Warroad WTP this weekend . It was seen by
many observers until Steve Midthune saw it on September 9 . At that time
it flew with other gulls to the south, and it can be assumed that it has
probably left the area.

The MBW group found a BARRED OWL at the Roseau River WMA on September 5.
This weekend 6-8 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were found in the burn area
from last spring's forest fire along the Thompson Forest Road northeast
of Bemis Hill. There were several other species of woodpeckers there
also and lots of evidence of bark beetle and woodpecker activity. The
MBW group found 16 species of shorebirds at the various sewage ponds in
the county including at least 60 WILSONíS SNIPES at the Greenbush WTP. A
WESTERN KINGBIRD was found in Warroad on September 5. A few of each of
twenty warbler species was found on the weekend but no large numbers. A
few LE CONTEíS SPARROWS were seen and there were a couple of BOBOLINKS
at the Warroad WTP.

In Pennington County, Barb and Denny Martin found 9 warbler species
including CONNECTICUT WARBLER at the Greenwood Trails in Thief River
Falls on September 9. One SNOW GOOSE was seen at the Goodridge WTP by
Ken and Susan Schumacher and reported by Denny Martin. This week in our
yard near Thief River Falls, on September 6, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,
up to four female or young RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS, HOUSE WREN, and a
few BALTIMORE ORIOLES were seen. On September 9, a GRAY CATBIRD was seen
in the cranberry bushes, and on September 10 there were 6-8 female

Barb and Denny Martin found a PHILADELPHIA VIREO at the big cemetery
east of Red Lake Falls in Red Lake County on September 9.

Sandy Aubol reported an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in East Grand Forks on

From Otter Tail County, Alice Martin reported SANDHILL CRANES, EURASIAN

Thanks to Alice Martin, Barb and Denny Martin, Kim Eckert, Sandy Aubol,
and Sandy Martens 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
17, 2015.