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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 15, 2011

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 15, 2011 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.

We got a rude awakening this week when a cold front blew through , dropping temperatures below freezing for three nights. It wasn't far below freezing , but lots of gardens saw the growing season come to a screeching halt. Migration should pick up after this, once the current southwest wind switches around.

Larry Wilebski had a couple of interesting avian visitors this week in Kittson County. On September 9, an EASTERN TOWHEE  and an immature NORTHERN CARDINAL showed up at his cabin northwest of Lancaster.

Here in our yard in Pennington County on September 10  I heard a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and two male BALTIMORE ORIOLES came to the feeder. On September 11, a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was spotted on a telephone pole across the road. Today, September 15, a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD is still coming to the nectar.

In Polk County Sandy Aubol reported three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, 8-10 NORTHERN FLICKERS, and two BALD EAGLES in the East Grand Forks area on September 12.

Thanks to Larry Wilebski 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 22, 2011.


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