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Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:34:41 -0700
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*Detroit Lakes
*December 17, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Bohemian Waxwing
Dark-eyed Junco
Common Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: December 17, 2009
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December
17, 2009 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or

Weather is moderating in the northwest, and finally we are out of the
deep freeze for at least a few days. Birds and people are moving around,
and Christmas bird counts are beginning. Please let me know if you find
anything unusual on your favorite CBC, and I will let everyone know the
good news.

This week in Polk County, Sandy Aubol reported a NORTHERN FLICKER and a
dozen DARK-EYED JUNCOS in her yard in East Grand Forks on December 11.
On December 13, she observed a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and NORTHERN SHRIKE.
Diana Morkassel reported 15 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Warren on December 17.

Here in Pennington County, I had a BROWN CREEPER and a pair of PILEATED
WOODPECKERS in the yard on December 12.

From Kittson County on December 13, Larry Wilebski reported that
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES are very common at his place near Lancaster this
year, and a few COMMON REDPOLLS are showing up.

Beth Siverhus in Warroad, Roseau County saw 30 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and an
AMERICAN ROBIN in the Warroad Library courtyard on December 14.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Diana Morkassel, Larry Wilebski, and Sandy
Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] 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, December
24, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN