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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*January 8, 2009
*MNDL0901.08

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Ring-necked Pheasant
Cooper's Hawk
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Brown Creeper
American Tree Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 8, 2009
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 8,
2009 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 CBC's were conducted last weekend under very cold conditions,
but a lot of good birds were seen as reported in the last report. Since
then the weather has not really moderated, but the winds have been
light, so it has been somewhat pleasant in the northwest. This year we
are so far without the coating of ice that has plagued us for the last
few winters. Lots of species are showing up at feeders as more and more
of the natural food gets buried in the snow.

Larry Wilebski in Kittson County saw a SNOWY OWL five miles west of
Lancaster on CR 6 on January 4. Larry also has several HOARY REDPOLLS
coming to his feeders at his cabin northwest of Lancaster. Lance
Crandall at Lake Bronson SP reported that HOUSE FINCHES have found the
park feeders.

Here in Pennington County, PURPLE FINCHES showed up again at our feeder
on January 7. A single DARK-EYED JUNCO continues to frequent the ground
under the feeder.

Rick Julian in Otter Tail County reported three MOURNING DOVES in his
yard. PILEATED WOODPECKER, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, and
DOWNY WOODPECKER at the feeder, and a RING-NECKED PHEASANT was seen at
Lake Ida. Roland Jordahl in Pelican Rapids reported a BARRED OWL,and at
his feeders , BROWN CREEPER, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, NORTHERN CARDINAL,
COMMON REDPOLL, and PINE SISKINS. TRUMPETER SWANS are being seen in the
Pelican River.

Deb Johnson in Alexandria, Douglas County has had lots of birds in her
yard including COOPER'S HAWK, PILEATED WOODPECKER, a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW, NORTHERN CARDINAL, PURPLE FINCH, RED CROSSBILLS, WHITE-WINGED
CROSSBILLS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and PINE SISKINS.

Thanks to Deb Johnson, Lance Crandall, Larry Wilebski, Rick Julian, and
Roland Jordahl for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[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, January 15, 2009.



Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN