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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*May 31, 2012
*MNDL1205.31

-Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Canvasback
Gray Partridge
Horned Grebe
Western Grebe
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Merlin
Semipalmated Plover
Willet
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Tern
Common Nighthawk
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Indigo Bunting
House Finch
Pine Siskin
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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: May 31, 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, may 31,
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.

After nearly a week of cold, finally we have received some warm
temperatures, and migration seems to have resumed as the stragglers are
appearing. Birding is somewhat difficult now as the leaves are fully out
. Not many new migrants are coming through, but there are greater
numbers of resident birds. Young of several species are being fed by
adults in many yards. Here in Pennington County, Karie Stranberg
documented a robin's nest with photos of mother and young these last
weeks.

Steve Midthune in Becker County reported that there are still some
interesting shorebirds at Hamden Slough NWR this week. Included are
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and WILLET, all still there as of
May 31.

Dozens of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were in the yard of Vicki Stolz on
May 28 , and on May 31, a flock of 20 TUNDRA SWANS flew over her home
near Fisher in Polk County. Russ Wilbur reported several RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS at the East Grand Forks campground on May 30. Also in East
Grand Forks, Sandy Aubol reported on May 26, HOUSE FINCH fledglings and
PINE SISKINS in her yard. A bike ride through the Greenway yielded
sightings of MERLIN, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and INDIGO BUNTING on May 30.

At Goose Lake in Pennington County, Bill Blackburn found 2 WHIMBRELS on
May 27. Gary Tischer observed a COMMON NIGHTHAWK flying over Thief River
Falls on May 30. I saw a GRAY PARTRIDGE along Johnson Drive east of
Thief River Falls on May 30, and today, May 31, a MOURNING WARBLER was
singing in our yard.

From Agassiz NWR, Lynda Knutsen sent a report of the highlight species
seen by the Detroit Lakes Festival birders on May 20 that just missed
last week's report. Included were 1 WHITE-FACED IBIS, 30 WILLETS, 15
HUDSONIAN GODWITS and assorted other shorebirds. On May 21, a
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at headquarters by Lynda Knutsen.
Warblers seen there on May 22 included CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, WILSON'S
WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BLACKPOLL, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, and NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH. On May 23, Jim Graham saw a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON .
Gregg Knutsen reported 27 WESTERN GREBES and 25 CANVASBACKS on
Headquarters Pool on May 24. A CANADA WARBLER was spotted at
headquarters on May 26.Two HORNED GREBES and 300 BLACK TERNS were seen
on May 30 on Agassiz Pool.

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 7,
2012.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN




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