*January 27, 2011
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 27, 2011
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 27,
2011 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.
After a week of very cold weather, temperatures have moderated for the
last couple of day. Cold nights have produced a wonderland of frosted
trees, and this morning, a dense fog blanketed the area. We expect more
of the same tomorrow before the temperatures dip again this weekend.
From Otter Tail County, Brad and Dee Ehlers reported a NORTHERN FLICKER
on January 25. Alma Ronningen observed COMMON RAVENS near Dent, and at
her feeder a WILD TURKEY has been cleaning up the leavings. A few COMMON
REDPOLLS also showed up.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks , Polk County, saw a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
fly over the Greenway on the east side of the river on January 23.
Shelley Steva and I found several flocks of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS scattered
throughout Thief River Falls in Pennington County on January 23. These
birds have been seen throughout the winter this year. One AMERICAN ROBIN
was also seen.
Maggie Anderson reported from Agassiz NWR in Marshall County that
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, PINE GROSBEAKS, and PINE SISKINS are being seen in
and around the headquarters feeders.
In Kittson County, Larry Wilebski reported two SHORT-EARED OWLS
northwest of Lancaster on January 22. At the cabin, he saw GRAY JAYS,
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, PINE GROSBEAKS, COMMON REDPOLLS, HOARY REDPOLLS,
and SNOW BUNTINGS.
Gretchen Mehmel, reporting from Norris Camp in Lake of the Woods County,
observed both COMMON REDPOLLS and HOARY REDPOLLS at the camp feeders.
Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Gretchen Mehmel, Larry
Wilebski, Maggie Anderson, 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 3,
Pennington County, MN