[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, October 25, 2007
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Oct 25 20:44:49 EDT 2007
*October 25, 2007
American Tree Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 25, 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 25,
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.
Typical fall weather has predominated this week, with no deep low
temperatures, nor any really warm days. Migration is proceeding with the
waterfowl now coming through. Now is the time to look for those unusual
The WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen on October 21 at the home of Marilyn
Sanchez 10 miles north of Fergus Falls. As far as I know, that day was
the last day the dove was seen but you can call Marilyn at 218-736-6420
for an update and directions.
NORTHERN SHRIKES were reported in Wilkin, Otter Tail, Becker, and
Kittson Counties this week.
Jesse Ellis found AMERICAN PIPIT, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, LE CONTE'S
SPARROW, and HARRIS'S SPARROW in Wilkin County on October 21.
A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was present at the Marilyn Sanchez home when we
were waiting for the WHITE-WINGED DOVE to make an appearance on October
21. Other species seen in Otter Tail County that day included RED-TAILED
HAWK, BONAPARTE'S GULL, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, WESTERN MEADOWLARK,
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, and PURPLE FINCH.
In Becker County, Herb Dingmann found a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Hamden
Slough NWR, and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the town of Audubon. Also in Becker
County, Shelley Steva and I saw AMERICAN TREE SPARROW and BREWER'S
BLACKBIRDS. Beau Shroyer reported a MERLIN, and a BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE
was seen at the intersection of CR 12 and CR 7.
In Clay County on October 20, Beau Shroyer observed a HORNED GREBE.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and a RING-NECKED PHEASANT were seen in Mahnomen
County on October 21.
Polk County sightings on October 21 included CACKLING GOOSE and SNOW
BUNTING at Oak Lake near Erskine.
Larry Wilebski in Kittson County reported several NORTHERN SHRIKES on
Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Herb Dingmann, Jesse Ellis, and Larry Wilebski
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, November 1,
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