*November 28, 2013
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 28, 2013
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
28, 2013 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
Winter temperatures have arrived along with a light covering of snow,
making the area a whole lot brighter at night.
The Lewis's woodpecker that has been visiting the feeders of Janet
Anderson in Roosevelt in Roseau County is still there as of this
morning. The location is along CR 17 north of MN 11 in Roosevelt. The
bird was first reported at the first house on the west side after you
cross the tracks but it has been visiting other houses in the
neighborhood most often the next house across the road in Lake of the
Woods County. Please do not park in anyone's yard as the feeders can all
be seen from the road.
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported dark-eyed junco on November 24
in Dorset, and a northern shrike on November 26. Bald eagle and
trumpeter swans are being seen daily there.
In Polk County, an adult male snowy owl was seen on November 18 on the
railroad tracks on MN 9 south of Crookston.Sandy Aubol reported that a
northern cardinal had reappeared at her feeders in East Grand Forks on
November 24 after a long absence. Other species seen there included
cedar waxwings and purple finch on November 25. Leon Thoreson reported a
northern shrike on November 23 at his place near Climax.
Andy Joppru reported large numbers of snow buntings along Pennington CR
3 and Polk CR 21 on November 26.
Heidi Hughes reported a snowy owl on 270th St one mile west of MN 89 in
Roseau County on November 22.
Thanks to Heidi Hughes, Leon Thoreson, Marshall Howe, and Andy Joppru
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 5,
Pennington County, MN