*July 8, 2010
Northern Hawk Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 8, 2010
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, July 8,
2010 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 holiday weekend and the hot weather have combined to reduce the
sightings this week, as many people were spending quality time with
non-birding family members, and on at least two days, it was too hot and
sticky to be good birding. Weather has cooled now that we are all back
to work, and conditions for birding are quite wonderful.
Beth Siverhus reported that a NORTHERN HAWK OWL and two fledglings were
seen on the Young's Bay Road in Lake of the Woods County on June 29.
In Roseau County on June 27, Beth found a SCARLET TANAGER and a VESPER
SPARROW along the Wobble Grade Road on June 27.
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County on July 5, Beth Siverhus observed a
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO on the east boundary road south of CR 7. Other
species seen included BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and BROWN THRASHER. Maggie
Anderson reported that a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS with 5 cygnets are
being seen on Tamarac Pool in the interior of the refuge.
Here in Pennington County, I found a family group of SHORT-EARED OWLS on
July 5, including 5 fledglings still being fed by two adults. They were
located about 7 miles east of Thief River Falls, and two miles south of
MN 1. Both VIRGINIA RAILS and SORAS were heard nearby.
Shelley Steva saw WESTERN KINGBIRDS in Polk County near Angus on June
28. Brandon Bowey reported that a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS with two
cygnets were seen at Rydell NWR. throughout June. On June 27, EASTERN
BLUEBIRDS, and CEDAR WAXWINGS were also seen.
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Brandon Bowey, Maggie Anderson, 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, July 15,
Pennington County, MN