*February 5, 2015
Northern Hawk Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 5, 2015
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, February 5,
2015 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.
It has been cold this week in the northwest, but seasonable. No snow has
fallen in the last week, but some is forecast for this weekend. Snowy
owls continue to be seen in many parts of the state.
Joel Groebner saw a SNOWY OWL on the ice of Lake Itasca near Schoolcraft
Island in Clearwater County on January 28.
A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was reported by Zeann Linder in the city of
Thief River Falls in Pennington County on January 30. About 30 BOHEMIAN
WAXWINGS visited the crabapple trees in our neighbor's yard this
morning. At the same time a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was heard calling.
Shelley Steva observed a NORTHERN HAWK OWL near the 7-Clans Casino on
In Polk County, Jennifer Audette saw four SNOWY OWLS in the Sherack area
near CR 21 on February 2. Emily Hutchins saw a female SNOWY OWL a mile
east of Marcoux Corner along US 2 on January 31.
From Otter Tail County, Gary Otnes reported a small flock of HORNED
LARKS near Fergus Falls on February 4.
Thanks to Emily Hutchins, Gary Otnes, Jennifer Audette, Joel Groebner,
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] 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