East Silent Resort - A Timeless Tradition... Video Photo Gallery Photo Contest Blog Share This Facebook

New Luxury Lake HomesWe are now accepting advanced reservations for our New Lake Homes.

Call today to set up your next family vacation.
1-218-758-2716
1-800-242-6904
Book Online

Friday, September 23, 2011

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 22, 2011

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 22, 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.

This week has seen the first general frost, and a few frosty mornings after that, but now it promises to warm up for a few days. We can still seen the signs that warm weather is nearly over, as leaves are really starting to show some yellows, and in a few cases in the northwest some red. Migrants are streaming through as we see and hear many chips and chirps in our yards.

Dave Hochhalter saw a GREEN HERON  at Dunton Locks in Becker County this week.

Sandy Aubol in Polk County  reported three RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at the feeder on September 17, and had the last sighting on September 20. New this week at East Grand Forks were RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and PINE SISKIN. A PEREGRINE FALCON was spotted on the East Grand Forks water tower on September 21. A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and many COMMON GRACKLES were also seen this week.

Here in Pennington County, a TURKEY VULTURE was circling over the Red Lake River in Thief River Falls on September 19.

Cliff Steinhauer reported a TURKEY VULTURE in Marshall County near Agassiz NWR this week. Maggie Anderson at Agassiz NWR reported that seven TRUMPETER SWAN cygnets have been seen on Thief Bay Pool lately so they must have had a good year.

Kelly Larson in Clearwater County near Bagley saw the first DARK-EYED JUNCO  and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS of the fall season on September 18.

Thanks to Cliff Steinhauer, Dave Hochhalter, Kelly Larson, Maggie Anderson, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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 29, 2011.

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

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 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 22, 2011.

 

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Friday, September 9, 2011

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 8, 2011

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 8, 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.

After the cool days last weekend, there is no doubt that summer weather is drawing to a close, but we are sure enjoying the warm sunny days this week. Migration seems to be going strong, as every day we see the last of some species.

Beau Shroyer found 2 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES in Becker County , in Calloway along US 59 on September 5. At Hamden Slough on September 4, Shelley Steva found GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, STILT SANDPIPER, and several peeps, and a phalarope species.

Russ Wilber observed 5 or 6 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at the East Grand Forks campground in Polk County on September 7. Sandy Aubol reported the first WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in her yard in East Grand Forks on September 7. Kim Eckert's Minnesota Birding Weekend group found SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, and GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN in Polk County. Also seen was a SHORT-EARED OWL at the future impoundment 6 miles south of the Wetlands, Pines, and Prairies Audubon Center near Warren. Other species seen in that county included SWAINSON'S HAWK, VIRGINIA RAIL, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.

Shelley Steva reported a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK near Plummer in Red Lake County on September 7.

In Pennington County the MBW group saw EARED GREBE, 135 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES,  and two AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at the Thief River Falls Wastewater Treatment Ponds. Here at our feeder east of Thief River Falls in the last two days I have seen many TENNESSEE WARBLERS, AMERICAN REDSTARTS, YELLOW WARBLERS,a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a NASHVILLE WARBLER. This morning, September 8, I was treated the the spectacle of several BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, AMERICAN REDSTARTS, NASHVILLE WARBLERS, and RED-EYED VIREOS bathing among the dewy leaves of the apple tree. Other species seen in the yard today included RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and GRAY CATBIRD.

In Marshall County, the MBW group had great looks at a RUDDY TURNSTONE, several BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, a SANDERLING, and several RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Warren Wastewater Treatment Ponds. Along with many other species, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at Agassiz NWR.

In the course of the weekend, the MBW group birded in Pennington, Polk, and Marshall Counties and found 16 species of shorebirds and 18 warbler species.

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Kim Eckert, Russ Wilber, 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 15, 2011.

 

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Friday, September 2, 2011

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, September 1, 2011

Time is marching on and the season is about to change, though we are hoping for  a long fall. The north central part of the state is no longer so dry, so be wary if you want to drive on the township roads - your vehicle will not stay clean. Roads that tend to be marginal may not be all that good after last night's deluge during which some places received 3 or more inches of driving rain in a very short time.

Here in Pennington County on August 26, I found a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER in the yard. On August 27, there was a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, CANADA WARBLER, and several ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. Tonight, I saw a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH working on a sunflower seed near the window.

In Red Lake County at Huot on August 27, about 20 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were flycatching  in the early evening. They were seen again the next day. Also seen in the woods nearby were EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, LEAST FLYCATCHER, CEDAR WAXWING, TENNESSEE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

Shelley Steva was birding at the impoundment north of the Wetland, Pines, and Prairies Audubon Sanctuary on August 27. This impoundment straddles the Marshall- Polk County line. She reported 500 to 1000 shorebirds including KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, STILT SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SANDERLING, WILSON'S SNIPE, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Other species seen  there included a variety of ducks, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, GREAT BLUE HERON, and SORA. Heidi Hughes also reported SPOTTED SANDPIPER and DUNLIN.

Thanks to Shelley Steva and Heidi Hughes 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 8, 2011.

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Powered by Blogger

Archives:

Previous Posts:

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]