-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*August 30, 2018
*MNDL1808.30

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Common Nighthawk
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
Baltimore Oriole
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
American Redstart
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 30, 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 30,
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

There are signs of fall everywhere in the northwest now, not the least
of which were the several shivery, cold mornings this week. It has
warmed slightly, but it still feels like fall here today. Feeders are
very busy, as the birds stoke up for their long journeys. A few
ruby-throated hummingbirds remain with us, and Baltimore orioles are
here also, but in decreased numbers. A few common nighthawks are seen
migrating from time to time. Rain that arrived this week has greened
things up except in the more sandy areas.

From Elbow Lake in Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported an
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER coming to the jelly feeder this week. She also
has many BALTIMORE ORIOLES gobbling down jelly. On August 24, she
reported a WINTER WREN. At the N. Ottawa Impoundment on August 24 , she
found thousands of blackbirds and a few sandpipers in the surrounding
fields; at the impoundment, she reported hundreds of AMERICAN WHITE
PELICANS and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS. In addition, many people have
reported several SNOWY EGRETS, and many GREAT EGRETS there.

Charlene Nelson visited Tamarac NWR in Becker County on August 29 where
she counted more than 70 TRUMPETER SWANS, and eight COMMON LOONS. Also
observed were RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, an
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, two OVENBIRDS, AMERICAN
REDSTART, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, and PINE SISKIN.

Here in Pennington County, Allyson Engelstad reported SHARP-TAILED
GROUSE, RED-TAILED HAWK, and SEDGE WREN on August 29 in the southern
part of the county. On several days this week I saw a few migrating
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS east of Thief River Falls. An EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE and
PILEATED WOODPECKER were seen on August 26, and today I spotted two
TURKEY VULTURES soaring over the area. We still have RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRDS and BALTIMORE ORIOLES coming to the jelly and nectar.
Several PURPLE FINCHES show up from time to time at the sunflower
feeder.

The manager of the Roseau River WMA reported late last week that the
Roseau River is in drawdown. I do not know if that has resulted in
shorebird habitat. Most areas around here are too dry for the
shorebirds, in sharp contrast to the normal year when most areas are too
wet!

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, September 6, 2018 .


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN