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Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 22:41:55 -0700
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*Detroit Lakes
*December 11, 2008

-Birds mentioned
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
American Crow
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Bohemian Waxwing
Northern Cardinal
Pine Grosbeak
Pine Siskin

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: December 11, 2008
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
11, 2008 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or

Snow has arrived in the northwest. Amounts are generally not over 4
inches, and the whole area looks like Christmas. Luckily, there have
been no storms yet, and the snow came down softly so roads are still in
very good condition except actually during the light snowfalls when
caution is required.

Beth Siverhus in Warroad, Roseau County reported an AMERICAN ROBIN on
December 6, and a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS feeding on crabapples on
December 5.

On December 7, Larry Wilebski reported a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK near his
cabin northwest of Lancaster in Kittson County.

Cliff Steinhauer saw a flock of 47 AMERICAN CROWS in Marshall County on
December 1. Other species seen in the county included a NORTHERN SHRIKE.

Here in Pennington County, a NORTHERN SHRIKE appeared outside our window
on December 9. A PILEATED WOODPECKER , sometimes with his mate, has been
visiting the suet feeder daily.

Shelley Steva has seen a SNOWY OWL several times along US 59 near the
Pennington/ Red Lake County line.

Karen Suldahl reported 4 WAXWINGS and an AMERICAN ROBIN in Climax on
December 6.

Mark Otnes saw 40 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS two miles north of Twin
Valley in Norman County on December 5.

In Clay County, Mark found two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES in Hitterdahl on
December 5. Roger Haglund reported a BALD EAGLE, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER,
about 30 PINE SISKINS seen at his place along the Red River near
Moorhead on December 6.

Scott Kahan saw a group of PINE GROSBEAKS north of Little Pine Lake in
Otter Tail County on December 4. On December 8, Tom Smith reported 23
MOURNING DOVES southwest of Fergus Falls. Dan Thimgan reported that the
CAROLINA WREN is still visiting his yard sporadically.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Karen Suldahl, Larry Wilebski, Mark Otnes,
Roger Haglund, Scott Kahan, Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Shelley Steva, and
Tom Smith 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, Thursday,
December 18, 2008.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN