*June 9, 2016
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 9, 2016
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, June 9,
2016 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 weather has definitely transitioned into summer now, with rain and
high temperatures. Flowers are blooming everywhere, both in gardens and
in the wild. Birds are all going about the business of raising the young
of the year. Young waterfowl are starting to be seen.
In Lake of the Woods County, Shelley Steva and I observed and
photographed a pair of BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS who are nesting at
Norris Camp. By the sound of it, the young are getting pretty big and
will soon be out of the nest. Two other nests have been found along the
Thompson Forest Road in the burned over area left after the big fire
Katie Haws sent in a sighting of a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD by Mike Zicus on
Jackpine Road in Bemidji, Beltrami County on June 2. Nancy Wasik saw a
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE along US 2 near Shevlin on June 2.
Connie Cox at Itasca State Park sent in the week's list which included
eleven species of warblers, VEERY, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW , among
others. Most of those warblers will be nesting there.
In Pennington County on June 2, Emily Hutchins and Ross Hier observed a
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along CR 10, known as the Pembina Trail, where it
crosses the Pembina WMA . On June 5, a COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen hawking
insects over our yard east of Thief River Falls.
Mark Otnes reported that a SPOTTED TOWHEE is again being seen at Buffalo
River State Park in Clay County. It was seen on the south side of the
river on the main trail leading from the main parking lot to the science
center as you exit the woods into the second clearing.
Jess Searcy found a PINE WARBLER and a HERMIT THRUSH at Five Lakes
Resort in Otter Tail County on June 3.
Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.
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 , June 16,
Pennington County, MN