*January 28, 2010
American Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 28, 2010
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, January 28,
2010 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.
The big blizzard is over, and the northwest corner of the state lucked
out, with little of the freezing rain and not as much snow as the rest
of the state got. That is not to say we escaped totally, and the roads
and driveways are coated with a slippery coating of ice, so caution is
warranted everywhere. The sun shines however, days are getting longer,
and for now the wind has diminished. Birds are reappearing at the
feeders after hunkering down for several days.
Ryan Sansness at Lake Carlos State Park reported two AMERICAN ROBINS at
the park feeder during the past week, and four more were seen at the
Long Prairie Dam. 15 -20 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, and some PURPLE FINCHES
also appeared at the feeder. A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was among the more
common woodpeckers to visit the feeders.
Beau Shroyer reported ten WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS on Granger Road in
Detroit Lakes , Becker County on January 25.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County, reported a SHARP-TAILED
GROUSE, PILEATED WOODPECKER, one CEDAR WAXWING, one COMMON GRACKLE, some
PINE SISKINS, and HOUSE FINCHES in her yard this week.
Here in Pennington County near Thief River Falls, there were visits from
a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER this week.
From Roseau County this week , Beth Siverhus reported that Carol Parker
has a female NORTHERN CARDINAL at the feeder in Warroad. This bird has
been seen off and on all winter. On January 26, Beth reported ten COMMON
REDPOLLS and an AMERICAN ROBIN in Warroad; on January 28, she came home
to evidence that crossbills had been in the yard in her absence.
Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Beth Siverhus, Ryan Sansness, and Sandy Aubol
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, February 4,
Pennington County, MN