*November 9, 2017
American White Pelican
Great Horned Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 9, 2017
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, November 9,
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.
For the past few days, we have been having winter weather, with the
morning temperature here this morning at or near zero in Thief River
Falls. Snow carpets the ground, and bird activity has increased at the
feeders. Species variety has , however, decreased. Most feeders are
hosting the typical winter residents and late fall visitors.
In Kittson County, Larry Wilebski reported that a BALTIMORE ORIOLE is
still at his feeders. A Leucistic DARK-EYED JUNCO is in the flock of
birds he is feeding.
Becca Engdahl reported an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN at Knutson Dam in
Beltrami County on November 8.
Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were reported by Heidi Hughes along
Centennial Drive in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on November 5.
Beau Schroyer observe six PINE GROSBEAKS at his place north of Detroit
Lakes in Becker County on November 9.
From Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported about 200 SNOW BUNTINGS in
Dorset, some LAPLAND LONGSPURS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and a BLACK-BILLED
MAGPIE on November 2. A flock of migrating TUNDRA SWANS was seen on
November 4, while two COMMON LOONS remained on the lake on November 8.
Various observers reported SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, BLACK
SCOTERS, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK on Lake Osakis in Todd County this week.
NASHVILLE WARBLER was also reported.
Gary and Marion Otnes, reporting from Otter Tail County saw NORTHERN
SHRIKE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, RED-TAILED HAWK, CEDAR WAXWINGS, an AMERICAN
KESTREL , RING-NECKED PHEASANT, TRUMPETER SWANS and five RED CROSSBILLS
in the Fergus Falls area. On a lake near the Buse township hall they
found BLACK SCOTER and two HORNED GREBES. Charlene Nelson reported a
flock of 200 SANDHILL CRANES in Otter Tail County.
At Deep Portage Learning Center in Cass County, Dale Yerger observed
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on November 6.
Ben Eckhoff continues to report a late BALTIMORE ORIOLE at the visitor
center at Lake Carlos SP in Douglas County as recently as November 8.
A RED CROSSBILL visited the home of Charlene Nelson near Elbow Lake in
Grant County on November 5. Other species seen there included
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, HARRIS'S SPARROW, FOX
SPARROW, and PINE SISKIN. Wayne Perala reported that the ibis have left
the N. Ottawa Impoundment as of November 8, but a GREAT HORNED OWL, some
COMMON REDPOLLS, and a few yellowlegs were seen there.
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, November
Pennington County, MN