-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 10, 2015
*MNDL1509.10

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

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 1-800-433-1888.

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 PURPLE FINCHES.

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 September 8, and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on September 9.

From Otter Tail County, Alice Martin reported SANDHILL CRANES, EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, FRANKLIN'S GULL, HERRING GULL, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD this week.

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.