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-RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *September 25, 2008 *MNDL0809.25-Birds mentioned
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 1-800-433-1888.
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 trees.
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 County.
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 email@example.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, 2008.
Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN
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