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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 15, 2016
*MNDL1609.15

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 15, 2016
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 15, 2016 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.

We had our first frost in some parts of the northwest, but it was only a teaser, not a killing frost. Since then it has warmed up, but migration is picking up speed. Most observers are seeing the last of the warblers come through, many NORTHERN FLICKERS, AMERICAN KESTRELS, and flocks of AMERICAN ROBINS. The raptor migration has been increasing with BROAD-WINGED HAWKS coming through now. I have one report from the far northern part of the region saying that the last ruby-throated hummingbird was seen by that observer on September 7. Ours in the yard in Pennington County disappeared sometime this week.

From Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW on September 13. On September 14, she reported 12 TRUMPETER SWANS and thousands of waterfowl on Lake Christina. It is thought that most of the waterfowl were AMERICAN COOTS.

In Otter Tail County, Wayne Perala reported RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and AMERICAN REDSTART on September 13, and on September 14, he observed RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

Marshall Howe in Hubbard County saw RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on September 12, and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, VESPER SPARROW, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, and two AMERICAN KESTRELS on September 14.

In Polk County, Terry Johnson saw a female INDIGO BUNTING on September 13. Sandy Aubol reported that BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were migrating through on September 14. On September 12, she reported the first of the season DARK-EYED JUNCO, and also MAGNOLIA WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. There were many NORTHERN FLICKERS and AMERICAN ROBINS also. At the Red River SRA she saw BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Here in Pennington County, on September 8, I saw TURKEY VULTURE, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and GRAY CATBIRD, on the 11th, I had BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in the yard.

Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.

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 22, 2016.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN