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Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 9 Aug 2012 19:45:28 -0600
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*Detroit Lakes
*August 9, 2012

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 9, 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, August 9,
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.

The last few days have had a hint of fall in them, but the sun has been
shining, and some rain has fallen, making the lawns green up again.
There are lots of young birds at backyard feeders, learning the ropes
from the adults.

Shelley Steva saw two common ravens near Sherack on August 5, a great
egret in the Grand Marais River near East Grand Forks , and two
dickcissels near the intersection of CR 21 and US 75. On the 6th, Sandy
Aubol had a Tennessee warbler in her yard. On August 8, she saw two
red-headed woodpeckers at the East Grand Forks State Recreation area
with three young. 17 chimney swifts were visible from her yard that day,
and a white-throated sparrow made an appearance there.

A pileated woodpecker was observed by Shelley Steva in Thief River
Falls, Pennington County, on August 9.

Two common ravens were seen three miles east of Warren in Marshall
County on August 6.

Beth Siverhus in Warroad, Roseau County, reported a merlin, green heron,
and common terns on August 1. On August 8, black terns, spotted
sandpipers, pileated woodpecker, eastern wood-pewee, white-throated
sparrow, and pine siskins were seen in Roseau County. Gretchen Mehmel
and Jeff Birchem saw a short-eared owl near Cecil's Landing on August 6.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Gretchen Mehmel ,Sandy Aubol, 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, August 16,

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN