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Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:00:57 -0600
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*Detroit Lakes
*October 25, 2012

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Western Grebe
Bald Eagle
Greater Yellowlegs
Dark-eyed Junco

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 25, 2012
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, October 25,
2012 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.

Most of the migrants have left the northwest now leaving only the
waterfowl to move through. A few late migrants are still being seen, but
numbers are greatly reduced. Weather has been cool during the past few
days, and tonight there were a few snowflakes.

Gary Tischer observed 8 WESTERN GREBES on Detroit Lake in Becker County
on October 20. At Tamarac NWR, Bruce Flaig found more than 100 TRUMPETER
SWANS on October 22.

At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Gregg Knutsen saw a pair of TUNDRA
SWANS with two cygnets late last week. Several BALD EAGLES are being
seen on the refuge and DARK-EYED JUNCOS are visiting the office feeders.

From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported a GREATER YELLOWLEGS in
Warroad on October 24.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Bruce Flaig, Gary Tischer, and Gregg and Lynda
Knutsen 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, November 1,

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN