Date: 8/10/17 6:16 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 10, 2017
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 10, 2017
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 have survived the very hot days, and now we are enjoying beautiful sunny
weather in the high seventies and low eighties, but we are very dry in the
northwest. Since the snow left, we have had very little rain, most coming in
quarter inch amounts. Needless to say crops are suffering, and with each
weather system we watch it pass by without dropping a drop. Many young birds
are coming to feeders now so we are challenged to identify the young.

Shelley Steva and I went to the Agassiz impoundment on August 6, where we
found hundreds of shorebirds in easy viewing distance. We were able to
identify 12 species at the impoundments including an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER,
several SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Also there were
many DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, and several GREAT
BLUE HERONS. Most were on the Marshall County side.

In Pennington County, Allyson Engelstad reported several SANDHILL CRANES, a
MERLIN, and a large group of BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES southeast of Thief River
Falls on August 6. Here at our feeder, a group of 12-15 PINE SISKINS are
hanging out this week.

In Clay County, several people have observed the WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE at
Buffalo River SP this week. Noah Kuck also saw a COOPER'S HAWK fly by. The
SAY'S PHOEBE was seen last weekend at Felton Prairie.

Mark Otnes saw RED CROSSBILLS on Ponsford River Road in Becker County on
August 10.

In Hubbard County, Becca Engdahl reported an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at
Willow Pond near LaPorte on August 10. Marshall Howe heard RED CROSSBILLS
in Park Rapids on August 8.

In Otter Tail County at Fergus Falls , and at Broken-down dam, Wayne Perala
found OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER, and LEAST FLYCATCHER on August 4.

An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen by Howard Towle at the Rothsay WMA in Wilkin
County on August 10.

At the N. Ottawa impoundment in Grant County, Wayne Perala reported on
August 7 that he saw EARED GREBES with chicks, and BLACK-NECKED STILTS, but
no king rails. There were many shorebirds visible looking down from the
gazebo there. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and AMERICAN BITTERNS were also
seen. Charlene Nelson reported a juvenile NORTHERN CARDINAL at their farm
near Elbow Lake on August 7.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at <ajjoppru...> <mailto:<ajjoppru...>
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, August 17, 2017.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN


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