*February 24, 2011
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 24, 2011
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February
24, 2011 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
Spring is on the way, believe it or not. Flocks of HORNED LARKS are
being reported in all counties of the northwest this week. There are
also reports of BALD EAGLES near last year's nest in several places this
week. Meanwhile we are back in the freezer for another week, but not
quite as cold as previously.
Bob Williams found a flock of 100 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the town of
Mahnomen on February 18.
In Polk County, Bruce Flaig reported a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on his
property in the southern part of the county on February 18. COMMON
REDPOLLS and one HOARY REDPOLL were observed by Bob Williams at a farm
south of Erskine along US 59 that day. Shelley Steva reported a BALD
EAGLE five miles north of Gully, and Sandy Aubol saw one near a nest on
the north side of East Grand Forks this week.
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Maggie Anderson reported that a BALD
EAGLE is back near the nest at Parker Pool, and another was seen at Dahl
Pool on February 18. HORNED LARKS have been seen east of Middle River.
Bob Williams saw COMMON REDPOLLS, one HOARY REDPOLL, and a SHARP-TAILED
GROUSE at Agassiz NWR headquarters on February 18. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS
were seen in Middle River, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE was along CR 6.
In Kittson County on February 21 Larry Wilebski found a SNOWY OWL one
miles south of Lancaster. Bob Williams visited Larry Wilebski's cabin on
February 19 where he found a PINE GROSBEAK, COMMON REDPOLLS, and at
least one HOARY REDPOLL. Also in the area were HORNED LARKS, and LAPLAND
In Roseau County on February 19, Bob Williams found two NORTHERN HAWK
OWS along CR 310 north of Roseau. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and a NORTHERN
SHRIKE were also seen in the county.
Thanks to Bob Williams, Bruce Flaig, Larry Wilebski,Maggie Anderson,
Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at email@example.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, March 3,
Pennington County, MN
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