*December 27, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: December 27, 2012
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
27, 2012 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
It has been a cold , but pleasantly quiet week here in the northwest,
and feeders, both avian and human have been very busy.
Here is Pennington County at our feeder east of Thief River Falls, a
NORTHERN SHRIKE has visited several times , checking out the
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES. Also a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER appeared at the
feeder recently and a pair of PILEATED WOODPECKERS are coming daily.
Shelley Steva reported twenty COMMON REDPOLLS in Oklee, Red Lake County,
on December 20. Also seen were about 200 SNOW BUNTINGS, and 30 LAPLAND
LONGSPURS in the county.
Leon Thoreson observed a NORTHERN GOSHAWK at his farm near Climax on
December 22. Feeding regularly in his yard are BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES,
about 150 SNOW BUNTINGS, and many COMMON REDPOLLS.
Marshall Howe saw a GRAY JAY at the Lake Alice Bog in Hubbard County on
December 22. He reported PINE GROSBEAKS, and a HOARY REDPOLL at his
place near Dorset on December 24. The RED CROSSBILLS reported last week
across the lake are still there.
A late HERMIT THRUSH was seen at the feeders of Hebe and Jim Shipp near
Pelican Rapids on December 26.
Thanks to Hebe and Jim Shipp, Leon Thoreson, Marshall Howe, and Shelley
Steva for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[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, January 3, 2013.
Pennington County, MN