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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*October 23, 2019
*MNDL1910.23

-Birds mentioned
Wild Turkey
Eurasian Collared-Dove
American Avocet
Marbled Godwit
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Dark-eyed Junco
Harris's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 23, 2019
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, October 24,
2019 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 appears that we are in for an early winter based on the current
weather. Migration is already winding down, raptors are really on the
move right now, and fall sparrows are here in force. Turkey vultures are
also on the move and I see at least one every time I go out. Several
bald eagles have been seen in and around Thief River Falls and most
other places too. An inch or so of snow fell a week or so ago in Thief
River Falls, but to the west there was much more. The first snowy owl
was reported in eastern North Dakota, so be on the lookout for them in
this state.

From Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at Elbow
Lake on October 22nd. On October 20th, she and several others reported
AMERICAN AVOCETS, MARBLED GODWIT, and HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK at the N.
Ottawa Impoundment.

Ben Jacques reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Deep Portage Learning Center
in Cass County on October 20th.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was spotted by several folks at Fig Lake Farm in
Becker County on October 16th.

Tim Lamey observed a TURKEY VULTURE at the Clay County landfill near
Hawley in Clay County on October 16th.

Here at our feeder in Pennington County we have lots of DARK-EYED
JUNCOS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS whose numbers are dwindling, and a
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER . There have been several sightings of WILD
TURKEYS in the county in recent weeks, and Zeann Linder has had up to
six EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES coming to her feeder in Thief River Falls
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 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 Friday, November 1, 2019.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN