*January 24, 2019
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 24, 2019
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 24,
2019 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
It is very cold in the northwest this week with snow and stiff winds. We
are learning not to listen to the wind chill temperatures as the actual
temperatures are bad enough. Not too many people are venturing out
lately, as we have had some high winds also , leading to very poor
visibility in the open. Weather here in the living room has been cozy.
Feeders are very busy, but the variety is not great.
Not surprisingly, most reports this week are from the more southerly
parts of our area where there are still spots of open water, notably at
the power plant in Fergus Falls. From that area we are getting reports
of a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE seen by Jason Swelstad on January 22nd. An
EASTERN BLUEBIRD was also seen. Thomas Ries reported a SONG SPARROW
there on January 19. Species mentioned by Wayne Perala on January 21
included COMMON GOLDENEYE, NORTHERN CARDINAL, and PURPLE FINCH. The
VARIED THRUSH reported earlier was seen again by Kevyn Heck north of
Fergus Falls on January 21.
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was reported by Alex Burchard on January 22nd
at Kabekona Lake in Hubbard County.
A SNOWY OWL is being seen in south Moorhead , Clay County, as reported
by Matt Sorem on January 19. Kathy Bresee observed 12 AMERICAN ROBINS
under the crabapple trees in Moorhead on January 18th, and also there
were PINE SISKINS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and PURPLE FINCHES.
In Polk County, Sandy Aubol continues to host a CHIPPING SPARROW and a
FOX SPARROW in East Grand Forks.
From Beltrami County, Alex Burchard observed the continuing presence of
RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, and PIED-BILLED GREBE in Bemidji at
Lake Irving. Liz H reported an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in
Beltrami County on January 19th.
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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the
county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this
report is Thursday, January 31, 2019.