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*September 1, 2005

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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 1, 2005
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Friday, September 2, 2005 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.

It is starting to look like fall and the shorter days remind us that summer is about over. Reports are starting to come in indicating that the birds know it too.

First - a correction. The report of a Bewick's Wren in Bemidji last week has been corrected . The wren was a CAROLINA WREN at the home of Pat and Cal Rice in Beltrami County. This is a first county record. Birders are welcome to come to see the bird which has been seen primarily in the mid-afternoon and early evening around the birdbath pond in their backyard. It was seen on the 22, 26, 27 and 28 of August. You can call Pat at 218-751-0137 for directions and information.

Mike Murphy at Hamden NWR in Becker County reported a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Bisson Lake north of CR 14 on August 30. On August 27, Sherri Norland observed 14 species of shorebirds on Homstad Lake including one RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. On the 28th, Greg Hoch found two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, two HUDSONIAN GODWITS, and hundreds of peeps at Eagle Pond and Hesby Wetland at the refuge. A SWAINSON'S HAWK was seen on the south end of Homstad Lake.

Doug Johnson had a special sighting at Riverside Cemetery in north Moorhead, Clay County, on August 29 when he observed a calling LONG-EARED OWL there.

>From Beltrami County, Pat Rice reported YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, OVENBIRD, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in her yard near Bemidji on August 29. On the previous day, I saw five species of woodpeckers there, as well as GRAY CATBIRD, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, SONG SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. On the 30th, she had NASHVILLE WARBLER, and SCARLET TANAGER.

Melissa Galland reported a BALD EAGLE feeding on roadkill in eastern Polk County near Trail on August 31. Shelley Steva saw a SWAINSON'S HAWK one mile west of the Grand Marais River crossing near East Grand Forks on August 27.

In Red Lake County, Shelley saw a COMMON RAVEN along CR 1 four miles east of Plummer on August 25. On September 1, she observed an immature TURKEY VULTURE one mile east of the intersection of CR 5 and CR 1 near Oklee.

Also on the 25th, she saw ten GREAT EGRETS along US 59 two miles south of its intersection with CR 3 in Pennington County. On the 31st, she reported a HERMIT THRUSH, and a PINE WARBLER in the county. A COMMON RAVEN was seen along US 59 in southern Pennington County on September 1st.

Jeff Birchem reported a SHORT-EARED OWL at Cecil's Landing on the Roosevelt Forest Road in Lake of the Woods County on August 25.

Thanks to Pat Rice, Shelley Steva, Doug Johnson, Mike Murphy, Greg Hoch, Sherri Norland, Melissa Galland, and Jeff Birchem for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at 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. When reporting by email please put "NW Bird Report" in the subject line of your message. The next scheduled update of this report is Friday, September 9, 2005.

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