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Friday, August 27, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birdiing Report- Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 26, 2010 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.

This has been a quiet week as far as sightings go, and the weather has been extremely variable like most transition seasons. We escaped frost once or twice this week, so perhaps we can hope for a couple more weeks  frost free. Migration seems to be slowly gathering speed, but surely isn't in full swing yet.

John Ellis reported seeing flocks of migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in Douglas County last weekend. Among the warblers he spotted were a juvenile CERULEAN WARBLER, as well as TENNESSEE WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, WILSON'S WARBLER, and COMMON  YELLOWTHROAT. Among the flycatchers he saw was an OLIVESIDED FLYCATCHER. A few hundred FRANKLIN'S GULLS were also seen.

Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, AMERICAN REDSTART, and WILSON'S WARBLER on August 23 at her home in East Grand Forks.

Here in Pennington County east of Thief River Falls, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER stopped in our yard for a few minutes, the first I have noticed in the yard in 23 years.

Thanks to John Ellis and Sandy Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at [email protected] 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, September 2, 2010.

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