[mou] [rba] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jeanie Joppru ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Sep 25 19:32:03 CDT 2008

*Detroit Lakes
*September 25, 2008

-Birds mentioned
Greater Prairie-Chicken
American White Pelican
Swainson's Hawk
American Coot
Rock Wren
Spotted Towhee
White-winged Crossbill

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 25, 2008
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, September
25, 2008 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or

After the week's cool rains, there is no doubt about the season now.
Trees are turning yellow in the northwest, and leaves are beginning to
fall with the strong winds we have had lately helping that along. The
skies are full of migrating geese and other species are massing for the
journey south. Swallows and flycatchers have mostly gone, and I saw the
last hummingbird in the yard late last week. Robin numbers are
increasing, and there are waxwings looking for remaining fruit on the

Amy Drake reported that , as of September 20, there were still many
AMERICAN COOTS on Lake Christina along MN 78 in Douglas County along
with three large flocks of AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS.

In Wilkin County near Rothsay on September 25, Tammy Mercer observed a
GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN, a possible SWAINSON'S HAWK, and several species
of sparrow.

Dan and Sandy Thimgan in Otter Tail County found a ROCK WREN at
Inspiration Peak on September 19.

Bob O'Connor had several visits from a SPOTTED TOWHEE at his home at
1625 3rd St. S in Moorhead, Clay County on September 24. He has only
seen it a couple of times but if you want to look for it, directions are
as follows. Take the last exit from I-94 before entering North Dakota,
drive north on 8th Ave. The house is a light brown 2-story on the Red
River , set back some distance from the street.

On September 20, I saw a flock of about 25 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS at
the home of Loren Race, a few miles southeast of Goodridge in Pennington

Larry Wilebski saw a SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER at his property northwest of
Lancaster on September 24.

Thanks to Amy Drake, Bob O'Connor, Larry Wilebski, Dan and Sandy
Thimgan, and Tammy Mercer 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 2,

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN

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