[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, October 11, 2007
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Oct 11 21:01:41 EDT 2007
*October 11, 2007
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 11, 2007
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru at wiktel.com)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 11,
2007 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.
There is no doubt that winter is approaching now. The last week has
featured cold rain, with snow briefly in some places, high winds, and
clouds. Migration is wrapping up with the sparrows and raptors being the
most common migrants seen now.
There were two unusual sightings this week, even is they were not of
rare species. Larry Wilebski saw an albino RED-TAILED HAWK in Kittson
County on October 6. In Beltrami County, Dave Carman had a visit from a
partial albino RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD on October 9.
>From Otter Tail County on October 10, Joan Burke reported that the
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER has returned to their yard, and there are also
some DARK-EYED JUNCOS. Nancy Jackson was in the vicinity of Deer Creek
on the weekend where she reported many migrants including SANDHILL
CRANE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, WILSON'S SNIPE, BROWN CREEPER, HERMIT THRUSH,
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, sparrows including
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, and HARRIS'S SPARROW, also WESTERN
MEADOWLARK, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
Shelley Steva and I visited Red Lake County on October 7 where we found
a TURKEY VULTURE, OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, NORTHERN HARRIER, RED-TAILED HAWK,
and AMERICAN KESTREL. In addition there were 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS
feeding on the sandbars of the Red Lake River in the town of Red Lake
Falls. Elsewhere in that area we saw both kinglets, both nuthatches, an
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, HARRIS'S SPARROW, WESTERN
MEADOWLARK, and PINE SISKINS.
In Pennington County, I saw 12 WOOD DUCKS, and two PIED-BILLED GREBES in
the river this week, and have FOX SPARROWS, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
among the species in the yard.
Kelly Gillund reported seeing an adult BALD EAGLE feasting on road kill
along US 59 five miles north of Thief River Falls in Marshall County on
Lyle and Sally Lauber in western Itasca County reported that they saw
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, FOX SPARROW, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on October
Dale Yerger , reporting from Cass County, mentioned a juvenile PEREGRINE
FALCON at Leech Lake, and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SANDERLING, DUNLIN, and
a WILSON'S SNIPE. On the water there were a total of about 900 COMMON
LOONS at Leech Lake and Lake Winnipegoshish, along with FORSTER'S TERNS,
COMMON TERNS, and many BONAPARTE'S GULLS. Also present were many HORNED
GREBES, and a RED-NECKED GREBE.
Larry Wilebski in Kittson County reported more than 1000 SANDHILL CRANES
still in the fields north of Lancaster on October 6.
Thanks to Dale Yerger, Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Dave Carman, Joan Burke,
Kelly Gillund, Larry Wilebski, Lyle and Sally Lauber, and Nancy Jackson
for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at ajjoppru at wiktel.com 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, October 18,
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