*July 19, 2018
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 19, 2018
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 19,
2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
The heat has moderated this week finally, but it is still humid in the
northwest, and some parts of the area are having substantial rain. Here
in Pennington County, we have not had recent rain and could use a
little. Today has been cloudy all day, and it is humid so maybe some is
on the way. The humid weather is just what the birds want to promote the
insects that feed their young families. Feeders are busy and almost all
birds flying around seem to have a mouthful of “baby” food. Flowers in
the northwest are in gorgeous bloom right now.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited the feeder o Kris Googisberg in Roseau ,
Roseau County on July 16th. Beth Siverhus reported FRANKLIN'S GULLS,
INDIGO BUNTING, and VESPER SPARROWS northeast of Hayes Lake SP.
A COOPER'S HAWK was seen carrying food, by Shelley Steva in Thief River
Falls, Pennington County on July 18th. Allyson Engelstad saw a GRAY
CATBIRD on July 18.
In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva saw two MARBLED GODWITS and a COOPER'S
HAWK south of Red Lake Falls.
Two SNOWY EGRETS were seen by Nick Brown at the outlet of Pelican Lake
near Ashby in Grant County on July 16. Four WESTERN KINGBIRDS were found
by Charlene Nelson in Delaware Township this week. Other species
reported by Charlene included a WILD TURKEY hen with 8 chicks, BALTIMORE
ORIOLE, ORCHARD ORIOLE, BROWN THRASHER, and GRAY CATBIRD. At the N.
Ottawa Impoundment she reported small numbers of a variety of shorebirds
including a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Four BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, GREAT
EGRETS, EARED GREBES, and WESTERN GREBES were also seen. DICKCISSELS and
SEDGE WRENS were plentiful. The northwest cell is being drawn down so
some conditions will be changing depending on the weather.
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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the
county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this
report is Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Pennington County, MN