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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 23, 2010

The leaves are absolutely gorgeous in Otter Tail Country right now. With the weather clearing, this weekend looks to be a great weekend for enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 23, 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.

As I compile this a cold rain is pounding down outside, and leaves are giving up their struggle to hang on. The wind is howling, reminding us of the blizzards to come. Fall migrant sparrows are starting to come through, and the last of the warblers are still being reported.

A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was reported by Dennis Weisenborn on September 19 in Moorhead, Clay County, across from Fargo's Mickelson Park.

Marshall Howe at Little Sand Lake near Park Rapids in Hubbard County reported RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and DARK-EYED JUNCO on September 21.

A caller to the hotline reported she had seen the last RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD at her feeder near Detroit Lakes in Becker County on September 15.

Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks , Polk County, observed an EASTERN PHOEBE on September 19, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on September 20, and HARRIS'S SPARROW and PINE SISKINS on September 23.

In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva found two TURKEY VULTURES alongside CR 5 about 6 miles north of Oklee on  September 18.

Beth Siverhus in Warroad , Roseau County, observed PALM WARBLERS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and HARRIS'S SPARROW  on September 20.

In Lake of the Woods County, Beth found TUNDRA SWANS , GREEN-WINGED TEAL ,  and WOOD DUCK at the rice paddies along CR 1.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Dennis Weisenborn, Jean Erickson, Marshall Howe, Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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, September 30, 2010.


  

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 16, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 16, 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.

There is no doubt about it - fall is here and moving fast. Migration has really picked up, and we are saying goodbye to many species until next spring. In a day or so, most of the flowers will be gone also, and leaves are really starting to get their fall colors.

On September 13, Beth Siverhus reported the first SNOW GEESE flying over Warroad in Roseau County.

Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks , Polk County, reported OSPREY, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BROWN THRASHER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on September 13. On the 14th, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS joined the group, and  on September 15, a BROADWINGED HAWK, and a COOPER'S HAWK flew over East Grand Forks.

Alma Ronningen in Otter Tail County, saw a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE on September 11. On September 14, she saw a COMMON LOON and a BELTED KINGFISHER, and reported lots of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS in the area .

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Beth Siverhus, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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,September 23, 2010.

 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More 2nd Story Images - What a View!

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2nd Story - What a View!

As the 2nd story was being completed on our new luxury vacation homes, the response from our many guests and visitors was unanimous… “What a view!” When completed, the 2nd level offers these wonderful amenities:

·         Secure, private entrance with the ability to seperate the upper level from the lower level (if desired).

·         Two private bedrooms sleep up to 6 people.

  • Lakeview Suite with queen-sized bed and down blankets and custom bedding. Room includes a kitchenette, 32" LCD TV with satellite service, full private bathroom, and a great lake view and walk-out balcony overlooking East Silent Lake.
  • Comfortable Guest Room with queen bed and child friendly "built-in" twin bunk beds. Room includes a private full bathroom and 32" LCD TV with satellite service.
  • Wireless and wired internet access.

 

Call today as space for 2011 if filling fast! 1-800-242-6904

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More Lake Home Updates - New for Spring 2011

We have lots of updates about the new lake homes at East Silent Resort. As you can see from these photos, the walls went up very quickly (despite a very WET summer). The lake homes are being built with our guests comfort (and privacy in mind).

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 9, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 9, 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.

fall is definitely here now, migration is picking up, weather is even more changeable and cooler, and flower beds and gardens are starting to look "tired". Gardeners are checking the forecast daily, looking for frost warnings, as they try to maximize the harvest.

The best sighting this week was confirmed as a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON by Kim Eckert's MOU weekend group. The bird was first seen and reported last week as a black-crowned night-heron at the Warroad campground on September 1.

Alma Ronningen in Otter Tail County reported that she had a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at the feeder on September 7,  a BALTIMORE ORIOLE on September 8, and still three RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS on September 9. SANDHILL CRANES were seen on September 8.

In Polk County, Sandy Aubol observed two PEREGRINE FALCONS at the East Grand Forks north end water tower on September 5. On the 2nd, she saw a BLUE-HEADED VIREO in her yard.

 

At the Thief River Falls wastewater treatment ponds in Pennington County, the MOU group found an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER.

 

A drive into western Marshall County by Sandy Aubol  on September 6 yielded sightings of 89 SANDHILL CRANES, three AMERICAN KESTRELS, a BALD EAGLE, 5 TURKEY VULTURES, and 16 RED-TAILED HAWKS. She also reported several NORTHERN FLICKERS and two RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS. The MOU group found shorebirds at Webster Pool in the interior of Agassiz NWR, and at the new impoundment north of the Wetlands , Pines, and Prairies Audubon Sanctuary near Warren. Other species seen in Marshall County included two SWAINSON'S HAWKS, GRAY PARTRIDGE, SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, and AMERICAN BLACK DUCK.

 

SHORT-EARED OWL was seen along MN 72 near the Beltrami- Lake of the Woods County line.

 

In  Kittson County, three SHORT-EARED OWLS were found. The MOU  group also saw a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER  at Lake Bronson State Park. On  September 4,  a  SWAINSON'S HAWK,  and four          LE CONTE'S SPARROWS were among the many species seen.

 

Three ROSS'S GEESE were seen at the Greenbush wastewater treatment ponds in Roseau County on September 3. Also on that day, the MOU group found WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS along the Thompson Forest Road.

 

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Sandy Aubol, and Kim Eckert for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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, September 16, 2010.
  

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 2, 2010

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

Tonight fall is making its first advance on us. Rain and wind and cool temperatures are with us in the northwest, and migration is definitely picking up.

 From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported that the last COMMON NIGHTHAWKS came through last week. A juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Warroad city park lagoons, and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER landed on  a lily pad in the city of Warroad on August 31.

Several people reported a larger than normal number of  COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in and around Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on the weekend, as they were moving through the area. Two AMERICAN REDSTARTS were spotted investigating the water feature in our yard on August 31.

In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva and I had a GREAT EGRET fly over our heads near Oklee on August 28. A SWAINSON'S HAWK was also seen in the general area. Near Huot, about 25 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were  seen flycatching in the early evening that day.

Russ Wilber reported finding a COOPER'S HAWK and  3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in the park at East Grand Forks, Polk County, on August 30. Bruce Flaig in the southern part of the county observed large numbers of BALTIMORE ORIOLES and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at his feeders on the weekend, and the first TENNESSEE WARBLERS were also seen there.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Bruce Flaig, Maggie Anderson, and Russ Wilber for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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, September 9, 2010.

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