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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 29, 2017
*MNDL1709.29

-Birds mentioned
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ring-billed Gull
White-faced Ibis
Long-eared Owl
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-breasted Chat
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 29, 2017
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 Friday, September 29,
2017 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.

Leaves are turning rapidly in the last days, and the first big wind will
bring a lot of them down, but for now the world here is beautiful in the
early morning light. Migration is proceeding rapidly with the most
commonly reported birds everywhere in the last two weeks being
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS
and large flocks of NORTHERN FLICKERS, BLUE JAYS, and WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS.

In Warroad, Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported a male NORTHERN
CARDINAL at her feeder on September 24.

Larry Wilebski in Kittson County found a young LONG-EARED OWL on
September 25.

Here in Pennington County, in the last few days we have been inundated
with WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, NORTHERN FLICKERS, and RUBY-CROWNED
KINGLETS. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, PINE SISKINS, and
HARRIS'S SPARROW have also been seen. Yesterday a large flock of
DARK-EYED JUNCOS arrived. Shelley Steva reported a large flock of PINE
SISKINS at her home in Thief River Falls this week also.

In Oklee, Red Lake County, Shelley also reported RED CROSSBILLS on
September 21.

Sandy Aubol reported that a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD still was coming
to her feeder on September 27. On September 24, she observed a WINTER
WREN in the yard, and continues to have more than 100 WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS, HARRIS'S SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and PINE SISKINS there.

In Clay County, various observers have reported GRAY CATBIRD, BROWN
THRASHER, NORTHERN CARDINAL and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW this week.
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, WOOD THRUSH, and MOURNING WARBLER were also reported
in Clay County this week. Kara Susag reported RED CROSSBILLS there also.

From Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported a number of migrating
warblers, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW on September 14. A large number of RING-BILLED GULLS were seen
that day also. On the 15th, he reported PINE WARBLER and YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, RED-EYED VIREO,
and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO were observed on the 16th, and a PEREGRINE
FALCON on September 19.

I have a secondhand report of a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Fergus Falls in
Otter Tail County on September 26.

Charlene Nelson reported RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER at Elbow Lake in Grant County on September 15. DARK-EYED JUNCOS
came on September 25. At the N. Ottawa Impoundment, Wayne Perala
reported WHITE-FACED IBIS on September 17.

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, Oct 5,
2017.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN