-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*August 23, 2018
*MNDL1808.23

-Birds mentioned
Pied-billed Grebe
Common Nighthawk
Forster's Tern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cooper's Hawk
Merlin
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Baltimore Oriole
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 23, 2018
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 23,
2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/birding-report

It has been a pleasant week in the northwest, as the temperatures have
cooled somewhat. After all this time with little rain, all the
vegetation is looking tired and I expect the trees will start turning
early this year. All wildlife is looking for water  in the birdbath,
the tomatoes, and all other juicy plants. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are
migrating through the area.

In Kittson County, a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen by Clyde Morris and
Joelle Buffa at Lake Bronson State Park. This is not the first time this
species has been seen there- makes one wonder if they are there more
often than we realize.

At Agassiz NWR Allyson Engelstad found PIED-BILLED GREBES with young,
and FORSTER'S TERNS on August 18. She also saw immature ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAKS.

Here at Thief River Falls in Pennington County, I found several immature
COOPER'S HAWKS in the Greenwood Trails area on August 16. In the yard
are many juvenile BALTIMORE ORIOLES and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS , and a
few adult BALTIMORE ORIOLES are still coming to the jelly. A MERLIN
dropped by to terrorize the songbirds on August 21, and on the weekend
there were TENNESSEE WARBLERS, AMERICAN REDSTARTS, and EASTERN
BLUEBIRDS.

This week Sandy Aubol reported 13 warbler species that visited her yard
this week including all of those she reported last week and adding
CAPE-MAY WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, and
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. Among the other species she mentioned was a
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

In Grant County, the N. Ottawa Impoundment is not disappointing. Wayne
Perala reported increasing numbers of GREAT EGRETS and SNOWY EGRETS.
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have also been seen there. Charlene Nelson reported
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER,
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, and WINTER WREN at their farm near
Elbow Lake. On August 18, she reported CONNECTICUT WARBLER.

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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the
county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this
report is Thursday, August 30, 2018.



Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN