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*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*February 12, 2009
*MNST0902.12

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 12, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 12th 2009.

In Pine County, a male VARIED THRUSH has been at the feeders of Ron and Cheryl Lachelt since February 1st. Their cabin is located between Sturgeon Lake and Willow River, along on Minimum Maintenance Forest Service Road 340-E, seven-tenths of a mile south of Dago Lake Road. Another VARIED THRUSH has been in St. Paul since the 6th at the northwest corner of the intersection of Merrill and Ramsey County Road C2. On the 8th, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found in Brown County in a stand of junipers at the Bashaw WMA, which is a few miles northwest of Comfrey.

On the 7th, several SPRUCE GROUSE were along Lake County Road 2 at various spots between the School of Log Building and state highway 1.

It has been a good year for winter finches throughout the state with many reports of an abundance of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, PINE SISKINS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and a few HOARY REDPOLLS.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, February 19th 2009. --====1234497596====-- ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:55:07 -0700 Reply-To: Gail Wieberdink <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Gail Wieberdink <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Roseville Varied Thrush Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit The bird was still there this morning. I've been looking several times a day since it was first reported and finally saw it! It made my day. Gail Gail Wieberdink [log in to unmask] ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 09:58:33 -0700 Reply-To: Gary Ash <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Gary Ash <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Varied Thrush Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I took me three tries, but I finally saw the Varied Thrush in Roseville at 9:30 this morning. Best Regards, Gary W. Ash 827 Badlands Road Hudson, WI 54016-7617 651, 260-8873 [log in to unmask] ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:42:06 -0700 Reply-To: [log in to unmask] Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Varied Thrush Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="Windows-1252"; reply-type=original Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit And I didn't see it from 12:45 - 1:15. But there were plenty of cedar waxwings munching on the berries and sunning. Jeanne B. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gary Ash" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:58 AM Subject: [mou-net] Varied Thrush >I took me three tries, but I finally saw the Varied Thrush in Roseville at > 9:30 this morning. > > Best Regards, > > Gary W. Ash > 827 Badlands Road > Hudson, WI 54016-7617 > 651, 260-8873 > [log in to unmask] > > ---- > Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net > Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html > --- Get FREE High Speed Internet from USFamily.Net! -- http://www.usfamily.net/mkt-freepromo.html --- ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:01:52 -0600 Reply-To: [log in to unmask] Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: MOU Secretary <[log in to unmask]> Subject: MOU Board Meeting 3/7/09 X-cc: [log in to unmask] In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To MOU members: Your Board is meeting Saturday (March 7) at 1:00 p.m. at the Bell Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Minnesota. We are meeting in the conference room on the third floor. All meetings are open and you are invited. Do you have a topic or concern you would like the Board to discuss and possibly act on? If yes! Do you want to attend the meeting and address the board or do you just want to let me know what it is and I can place it on the agenda? If you are reading this and you are not a member of MOU, please log onto MOU at moumn.org and become a member. Please only respond to me and not the net. Rich Peet Secretary, Minnesota Ornithologists Union. [log in to unmask] ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:02:51 -0700 Reply-To: Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Mute Swan - Two Harbors, Lake County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A Mute Swan was present for most of today on Lake Superior along 1st=20 Street at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors. Although I couldn't see the=20 legs or feet, it didn't show any signs of captivity and seemed a bit=20 wary when people were nearby. As far as I know, this is the first=20 record for Lake County. I posted a photo on the Recently Seen page. Jim Lind Two Harbors ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:12:35 -0700 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]> Subject: MOU RBA 19 February 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1235095955====" --====1235095955==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *February 19, 2009 *MNST0902.19 -Birds mentioned Mute Swan Barrow's Goldeneye Wilson's Snipe American Woodcock Varied Thrush -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota Statewide Date: February 19, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org Reports: (763) 780-8890 Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 19th 2009. In Duluth, the male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen again at Canal Park on the 17th. In Two Harbors, Lake County, a MUTE SWAN was at Burlington Bay of Lake Superior along 1st Street on the 16th. A very early AMERICAN WOODCOCK was photographed on the 16th in downtown Minneapolis, and a WILSON'S SNIPE was on the shore of Snelling Lake in Eagan, Dakota County on the 19th. A VARIED THRUSH has been in St. Paul since the 6th at the northwest corner of the intersection of Merrill Street and Ramsey County Road C2. It is most often seen in mid-morning. Another VARIED THRUSH was reported on the 15th from Cass County at a feeder on Pleasant Lake, near Hackensack but I have no specific details. The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, February 26th 2009. --====1235095955==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
*February 19, 2009
*MNST0902.19

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 19, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 19th 2009.

In Duluth, the male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen again at Canal Park on the 17th.

In Two Harbors, Lake County, a MUTE SWAN was at Burlington Bay of Lake Superior along 1st Street on the 16th.

A very early AMERICAN WOODCOCK was photographed on the 16th in downtown Minneapolis, and a WILSON'S SNIPE was on the shore of Snelling Lake in Eagan, Dakota County on the 19th.

A VARIED THRUSH has been in St. Paul since the 6th at the northwest corner of the intersection of Merrill Street and Ramsey County Road C2. It is most often seen in mid-morning. Another VARIED THRUSH was reported on the 15th from Cass County at a feeder on Pleasant Lake, near Hackensack but I have no specific details. The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, February 26th 2009. --====1235095955====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:33:43 -0700 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, February 19, 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1235097223====" --====1235097223==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *February 19, 2009 *MNDL0902.19 -Birds mentioned Trumpeter Swan Mallard Common Goldeneye Bald Eagle Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Great Gray Owl Red-headed Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker Gray Jay Black-billed Magpie American Crow Horned Lark Red-breasted Nuthatch American Robin Varied Thrush Dark-eyed Junco Snow Bunting Pine Grosbeak House Finch White-winged Crossbill Common Redpoll Pine Siskin American Goldfinch -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Date: February 19, 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, February 19, 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. Spring must be coming - we alternating between +30 degree temperatures and -20 degrees. The weather will settle into a pattern soon, but for now it doesn't seem to be able to make up its mind whether it's winter or spring! In the north we still have a good cover of snow in most places, but the strong sun will change all that as soon as the temperatures warm to the 20's. Best news this week is that, on a trip from Thief River Falls to Fergus Falls on the weekend, Shelley Steva and I saw HORNED LARKS in every county we went through. Jeff Birchem in Lake of the Woods County saw the NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the Roosevelt Road a couple of miles north of the Faunce-Butterfield Road on February 18. This bird has been there most of the winter. A PILEATED WOODPECKER was also seen there. At the Norris Camp feeder they are seeing GRAY JAYS, PINE GROSBEAKS, and COMMON REDPOLLS. Dave and Cec Lambeth were in Roseau County on February 13 where they found two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS and one GREAT GRAY OWL along MN 310 north of Roseau. There were also six PINE GROSBEAKS seen along that road, and 20 more were seen south of Roosevelt. Ben Wieland reported a VARIED THRUSH at Pleasant Lake near Hackensack in Cass County, and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER near Leader on February 15. Diana Morkassel north of Warren in Marshall County observed a BALD EAGLE and an AMERICAN CROW a half mile north of the Warren airport on February 13, and DARK-EYED JUNCOS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and a HOUSE FINCH at her feeder nearby. In Polk County, Donna and Leon Thoreson saw a SNOWY OWL four miles east of Climax on CR 41 on February 14, and along the same road were 15 HORNED LARKS and 10 SNOW BUNTINGS. Along MN 220 north of Climax were two BALD EAGLES and two BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES. John Loegering reported a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in Crookston, on February 15. Mike Christopherson, also in Crookston, reported RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PINE SISKINS, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, and HOUSE FINCH. Diana Morkassel saw 4 AMERICAN CROWS, 12 HORNED LARKS, and SNOW BUNTINGS on February 15 along US 75 north of Crookston on February 15. Craig Coleman reported an AMERICAN ROBIN along CR 22 in Becker County on February 6. About 75 COMMON REDPOLLS are visiting his backyard feeder. In Otter Tail County, Shelley Steva and I saw a lot of TRUMPETER SWANS at the "levee" in Fergus Falls , along with some MALLARDS and COMMON GOLDENEYES on February 15. Thanks to Ben Wieland, Craig Coleman, Dave and Cec Lambeth, Diana Morkassel, Jeff Birchem, John Loegering, Mike Christopherson, and Donna and Leon Thoreson 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 26, 2009. Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN --====1235097223==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*February 19, 2009
*MNDL0902.19

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 19, 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, February 19, 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.

Spring must be coming - we alternating between +30 degree temperatures and -20 degrees. The weather will settle into a pattern soon, but for now it doesn't seem to be able to make up its mind whether it's winter or spring! In the north we still have a good cover of snow in most places, but the strong sun will change all that as soon as the temperatures warm to the 20's. Best news this week is that, on a trip from Thief River Falls to Fergus Falls on the weekend, Shelley Steva and I saw HORNED LARKS in every county we went through.

Jeff Birchem in Lake of the Woods County saw the NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the Roosevelt Road a couple of miles north of the Faunce-Butterfield Road on February 18. This bird has been there most of the winter. A PILEATED WOODPECKER was also seen there. At the Norris Camp feeder they are seeing GRAY JAYS, PINE GROSBEAKS, and COMMON REDPOLLS.

Dave and Cec Lambeth were in Roseau County on February 13 where they found two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS and one GREAT GRAY OWL along MN 310 north of Roseau. There were also six PINE GROSBEAKS seen along that road, and 20 more were seen south of Roosevelt.

Ben Wieland reported a VARIED THRUSH at Pleasant Lake near Hackensack in Cass County, and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER near Leader on February 15.

Diana Morkassel north of Warren in Marshall County observed a BALD EAGLE and an AMERICAN CROW a half mile north of the Warren airport on February 13, and DARK-EYED JUNCOS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and a HOUSE FINCH at her feeder nearby.

In Polk County, Donna and Leon Thoreson saw a SNOWY OWL four miles east of Climax on CR 41 on February 14, and along the same road were 15 HORNED LARKS and 10 SNOW BUNTINGS. Along MN 220 north of Climax were two BALD EAGLES and two BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES. John Loegering reported a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in Crookston, on February 15. Mike Christopherson, also in Crookston, reported RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PINE SISKINS, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, and HOUSE FINCH. Diana Morkassel saw 4 AMERICAN CROWS, 12 HORNED LARKS, and SNOW BUNTINGS on February 15 along US 75 north of Crookston on February 15.

Craig Coleman reported an AMERICAN ROBIN along CR 22 in Becker County on February 6. About 75 COMMON REDPOLLS are visiting his backyard feeder.

In Otter Tail County, Shelley Steva and I saw a lot of TRUMPETER SWANS at the "levee" in Fergus Falls , along with some MALLARDS and COMMON GOLDENEYES on February 15.

Thanks to Ben Wieland, Craig Coleman, Dave and Cec Lambeth, Diana Morkassel, Jeff Birchem, John Loegering, Mike Christopherson, and Donna and Leon Thoreson 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 26, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

--====1235097223====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:53:07 -0700 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Duluth RBA 2/19/09 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1235098387====" --====1235098387==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *February 19, 2009 *MNDU0902.19 -Birds mentioned Mute Swan Barrow's Goldeneye Iceland Gull Glaucous Gull Eurasian Collared-Dove Northern Hawk Owl Great Gray Owl Black-backed Woodpecker Boreal Chickadee Hoary Redpoll Evening Grosbeak -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore Date: February 19, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) Reports: (218) 834-2858 Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask]) This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 19th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was relocated by Peder Svingen on the 14th near Leif Erickson Park in Duluth. A first-year ICELAND GULL, an adult GREAT-BLACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULLS, and THAYER’S GULLS were seen by several observers over the weekend at the Canal Park ship canal. The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE along the Flynn Road (CR 282) was relocated on the 14th, 0.3 mile east of the McQuade Road (CR 33). An adult MUTE SWAN was seen on 16th and 17th at Burlington Bay and Agate Bay in Two Harbors. Three HOARY REDPOLLS were found by Kim Eckert and others on the 16th along 1st Street in Two Harbors. Most of the species of interest in the Sax-Zim Bog were seen over the weekend during the winter birding festival. NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were seen along CR 7 near the Sax Road (CR 28), along the McDavitt Road (CR 213) and the Admiral Road (CR 788) north of the Sax Road, and along the eastern portion of the Melrude Road (CR 59). A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen along CR 7, 0.5 mile south of CR 28, and another was seen along CR 7, 0.8 mile north of the Nichols Lake Road (CR 232). BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were seen along the McDavitt Road, 3.1 miles north of the Sax Road. BOREAL CHICKADEES and HOARY REDPOLLS were seen at the feeding station along the Admiral Road (CR 788), 3.8 miles north of the Sax Road. EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at the feeders along the Blue Spruce Road (CR 211) a mile north of CR 133. Several observers reported a NORTHERN HAWK OWL along MN Highway 61 at Knife River on the 15th, and the bird was still present on the 19th. David Alexander relocated the NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Carlton County on the 14th along MN Highway 73 at mile marker 27, just north of Cromwell, and he relocated the one along MN Highway 61 in Silver Bay at the AmericInn on the 16th. He recently found another bird south of Cook at the Ralph Road (CR 912) and the Leander Road (CR 923). Shawn Conrad briefly saw the EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Grand Rapids on the 19th at the corner of Willow Lane and 2nd Avenue SE. A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen on the 16th along Aitkin County Road 18, 3.1 miles east of U.S. Highway 169. The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February 26th. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message. The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1235098387==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*February 19, 2009
*MNDU0902.19

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 19, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 19th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was relocated by Peder Svingen on the 14th near Leif Erickson Park in Duluth. A first-year ICELAND GULL, an adult GREAT-BLACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULLS, and THAYER’S GULLS were seen by several observers over the weekend at the Canal Park ship canal. The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE along the Flynn Road (CR 282) was relocated on the 14th, 0.3 mile east of the McQuade Road (CR 33). An adult MUTE SWAN was seen on 16th and 17th at Burlington Bay and Agate Bay in Two Harbors. Three HOARY REDPOLLS were found by Kim Eckert and others on the 16th along 1st Street in Two Harbors.

Most of the species of interest in the Sax-Zim Bog were seen over the weekend during the winter birding festival. NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were seen along CR 7 near the Sax Road (CR 28), along the McDavitt Road (CR 213) and the Admiral Road (CR 788) north of the Sax Road, and along the eastern portion of the Melrude Road (CR 59). A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen along CR 7, 0.5 mile south of CR 28, and another was seen along CR 7, 0.8 mile north of the Nichols Lake Road (CR 232). BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were seen along the McDavitt Road, 3.1 miles north of the Sax Road. BOREAL CHICKADEES and HOARY REDPOLLS were seen at the feeding station along the Admiral Road (CR 788), 3.8 miles north of the Sax Road. EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at the feeders along the Blue Spruce Road (CR 211) a mile north of CR 133.

Several observers reported a NORTHERN HAWK OWL along MN Highway 61 at Knife River on the 15th, and the bird was still present on the 19th. David Alexander relocated the NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Carlton County on the 14th along MN Highway 73 at mile marker 27, just north of Cromwell, and he relocated the one along MN Highway 61 in Silver Bay at the AmericInn on the 16th. He recently found another bird south of Cook at the Ralph Road (CR 912) and the Leander Road (CR 923). Shawn Conrad briefly saw the EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Grand Rapids on the 19th at the corner of Willow Lane and 2nd Avenue SE. A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen on the 16th along Aitkin County Road 18, 3.1 miles east of U.S. Highway 169.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February 26th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1235098387====-- ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 06:43:00 -0700 Reply-To: Gail Wieberdink <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Gail Wieberdink <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] varied thrush Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Has anyone seen the varied thrush in Roseville since last weekend? I haven't seen any further reports so was just wondering if it was still there. Gail Gail Wieberdink [log in to unmask] ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:40:54 -0700 Reply-To: Debbie Waters <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Debbie Waters <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Great Gray Owl: Duluth, St. Louis Co. (injured) Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Hi folks, Celeste Kawulok located an injured Great Gray Owl last night around 9pm = on Lavaque Rd about 1 mile north of Martin Rd. Thanks to Celeste for keeping an eye = on it while I drove there to get it! Good owling, Debbie ____________________________ Debbie Waters Education Director Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory P.O. Box 3006 Duluth, MN 55803-3006 218.428.3539 [log in to unmask] www.hawkridge.org Bringing kids and birds together. Over 7,000 times in 2008. =20 Become a MEMBER and support our educational efforts! "I'm an early bird and I'm a night owl, so I'm wise and I have worms." =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0= =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 - Michael Scott, The Office=20 ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:28:22 -0700 Reply-To: Pastor Al Schirmacher <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Pastor Al Schirmacher <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Townsend's Solitaire, Northern Goshawk, Sherburne County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1"; reply-type=original Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Townsend's Solitaire, Ann Lake/Sand Dunes Park this morning - just off the parking lot one mile east of Sherburne CR 9 - in the tall deciduous trees to the right (west) of the lot after you park - very jittery, flew down when I came within 100 yards. Northern Goshawk, basking in the trees along the road near the marsh at the intersection of Sherburne CR 1 & 87. Good birding to all! Al Schirmacher Princeton, MN Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:49:45 -0700 Reply-To: Richard Smaby <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Richard Smaby <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Trumpeter Swans Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable My wife and I, and Terry Dorsey observed what appeared to be three = Trumpeter Swans on Country 28 between 4th St SE in Austin and the = railroad tracks to the east. They were sitting in an old corn field on = the north side of the road. After about 30 minutes they flew to the NW = and we couldn't relocate them. Dick Smaby 601 17th St SW Austin MN 507-433-1925 ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:14:38 -0700 Reply-To: Peder Svingen <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Peder Svingen <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] North Shore Iceland Gull and Great Black-backed Gull Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; delsp=yes Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit A first-cycle Iceland Gull and two Glaucous Gulls were among the flock of Herring Gulls at Kendall's Smoke House in Knife River, Lake County, this afternoon. Based on plumage, the Iceland Gull appeared to be the same individual seen earlier in the month at Canal Park and 27th Ave West in Duluth. The fourth-cycle Great Black-backed Gull that has been seen regularly at Canal Park and 27th Ave West in Duluth all month was present today at the mouth of the Talmadge River, Lakewood Township. This bird would have been visible from the house where Kim Eckert lived about 20 years ago... Peder Svingen Duluth, MN ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:10:21 -0700 Reply-To: Peter Neubeck <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Peter Neubeck <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Northern Hawk Owl Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I saw a N. Hawk Owl today at 4:30 about two miles north of Cromwell on Hwy 73, Carlton County. The bird was in a tree on the west side of the road about 2/10th of a mile north of the mile 27 marker. ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 18:05:17 -0700 Reply-To: [log in to unmask] Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Hoary Redpolls--- Dakota County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Early on Thursday the 19th, I noticed an unusual redpoll among the multitude= s coming in to my feeders. Not a "classic" adult male Hoary (dang-it!), but=20= a bird I have determined to be an immature female, similar to the bird photo= graphed by Bob Dunlap awhile ago in Nicollet County. This decision was reach= ed only after several observations and much study that day, and also yesterd= ay, with excellent views from no more than 8 feet away, from above and below= . Consulting THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (BNA), the bird clearly shows the tw= o =C2=A0"best plumage characters" described in that text: a clean white rump= and under tail coverts with 1-3 hairline streaks (this bird shows only 1 th= in streak on the under tail). Of course, there are other typical field marks= , pale plumage, limited and diffuse streaking on the sides and flanks, small= bill, etc. I invited a few people over for consultation and opinions, and J= im Mattsson was able to take several photos. I have waited to report this bird because I wanted to be certain of the ID.=20= I had hoped it would reappear today due to the snowy weather, but for some r= eason I wasn't getting much activity most of the day. At 4:43 PM, the bird f= inally made an appearance, and my wife also had an opportunity to see it for= the first time. Oddly, it came in alone, with no other redpolls or finches=20= for company. Anyone interested can contact me to see if it reappears. Coincidentally, Mark Ochs (in Apple Valley), also had a =3D2 0Hoary come in to his feeders this morning. He had a classic adult male, but= the bird was only present briefly and didn't return the rest of the day. He= was also able to get photos. Drew Smith Eagan, Dakota County =20 Looking for work? Get job alerts, employment information, career advice and=20= job-seeking tools at AOL Find a Job.=20 =20 ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:53:51 -0700 Reply-To: Gail Wieberdink <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Gail Wieberdink <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Varied Thrush Roseville Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I've heard from a number of people and the varied thrush is still around the Merrill County Road C2 area. It has been seen as recently as yesterday. Gail ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 19:37:08 -0700 Reply-To: Jason Caddy <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jason Caddy <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Boreal Owl- Lake County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I have now found my "Holy Grail" of Minnesota birds. This is also probably = the best "self-found" bird I have ever seen.=20 I was up in Two Harbors looking for the Mute Swan that had been reported to= no avail. I then started to sift through the hoards of redpolls in the are= a trying to find a Hoary. There was an active and very noisy mixed group of= birds that were in a cluster of conifers. I wasn't even thinking owl when = I scanned the trees but there it was. I immediately recognized the Boreal O= wl perched in a fairly open space. I circled around and found a better vant= age point to view this amazing animal. It was being harrassed and was movin= g its head about but then it started to settle into sleep. While it was bei= ng active the owl was exhibiting some strange head shaking behavior. It sho= ok its head back and forth multiple times on three occasions. Another interesting observation was a Common Loon actively feeding in front= of the lighthouse. This may be the earliest loon I've seen in Minnesota. I have heard that Boreal Owls are very succeptable to disturbance and this = particular bird is very close to a road so I'm worried if I post the exact = location this bird will become disturbed and disrupt its behavior. =20 Good Birding=2C =20 Jason Caddy Minneapolis [log in to unmask] _________________________________________________________________ It=92s the same Hotmail=AE. If by =93same=94 you mean up to 70% faster.=20 http://windowslive.com/online/hotmail?ocid=3DTXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_AE_Same_022009= ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:12:06 -0700 Reply-To: Brad Snelling <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Brad Snelling <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Golden-crowned sparrow (Duluth) Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The immature golden-crowned sparrow was seen at our feeders in Duluth from = 7:15 to 7:45 this morning. It is the first time that I have seen the bird s= ince January 19.=20 =20 It is snowing this morning=2C as it has been on almost all of the days that= this bird has appeared here. =20 Brad Snelling 21 E. College St. Duluth =20 =20 _________________________________________________________________ Access your email online and on the go with Windows Live Hotmail. http://windowslive.com/online/hotmail?ocid=3DTXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_AE_Access_0220= 09= ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:52:22 -0700 Reply-To: Brad Snelling <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Brad Snelling <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] correction - golden-crowned sparrow (duluth) Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I was mistaken=2C in my previous message=2C about the last sighting of the = gc sparrow. It was actually seen last on January 29 rather than on the 19th= . So=2C about a 4 week interval between appearances. =20 Brad _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live=99 Hotmail=AE:=85more than just e-mail.=20 http://windowslive.com/explore?ocid=3DTXT_TAGLM_WL_t2_hm_justgotbetter_expl= ore_022009= ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=3Dmou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:06:38 -0700 Reply-To: "Bruce W. Stahly" <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: "Bruce W. Stahly" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Boreal Owl, Cook County Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I am currently observing a Boreal Owl in a balsam tree in my front yard, near Grand Marais. It is perched on a branch near the trunk of the tree, sleeping, not hunting. Bruce Stahly Grand Marais ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:32:39 -0700 Reply-To: [log in to unmask] Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [mou-net] Hoary Redpoll--- Dakota County Returns Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I hadn't seen the previously posted Hoary Redpoll since Monday, but just moments ago noticed the bird is back. Apparently the weather has brought the bird back in. A few people requested to see a photo, and Jim Mattsson has included one in the Showcase section on the MOU website. As you scroll down the photos, Shawn Zierman has a photo of a Common Redpoll just before it, which makes for a nice comparison. The short, stubby bill and diffuse side streaks are obvious, and the clean unstreaked looking undertail coverts show well. The one central streak can be seen on the left side edge of the undertail coverts, if you study the photo carefully. As this is a front view, the unstreaked white rump isn't shown. Drew Smith Eagan, Dakota County ---- Join or Leave mou-net:http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives:http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:52:25 -0700 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Anthony Hertzel <[log in to unmask]> Subject: MOU RBA 26 February 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1235695945====" --====1235695945==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *February 26, 2009 *MNST0902.26 -Birds mentioned Turkey Vulture Killdeer Golden-crowned Sparrow -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota Statewide Date: February 26, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org Reports: (763) 780-8890 Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 26th 2009. The immature GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen again in Duluth on the 26th -- its first appearance since January 29th. The location is 21 East College Street. The only other ornithological news of interest would be that the first migrant KILLDEER of the year was reported on the 24th from Houston County, and an early TURKEY VULTURE flew over Fort Snelling in Dakota County today. The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, March 5th 2009. --====1235695945==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Minnesota Statewide
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-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: February 26, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 26th 2009.

The immature GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen again in Duluth on the 26th -- its first appearance since January 29th. The location is 21 East College Street.

The only other ornithological news of interest would be that the first migrant KILLDEER of the year was reported on the 24th from Houston County, and an early TURKEY VULTURE flew over Fort Snelling in Dakota County today.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, March 5th 2009. --====1235695945====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:58:43 -0700 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Duluth RBA 2/26/09 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1235699923====" --====1235699923==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *February 26, 2009 *MNDU0902.26 -Birds mentioned Long-tailed Duck Common Loon American Kestrel Iceland Gull Glaucous Gull Northern Hawk Owl Great Gray Owl Boreal Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl Golden-crowned Sparrow -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore Date: February 26, 2009 Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) Reports: (218) 834-2858 Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask]) This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 26th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at 21 East College Street in Duluth was relocated by Brad Snelling on the 26th. It had not been seen since January 29th, and Brad reports that it seems to appear at his feeders primarily when it is snowing. Everett Reynolds found a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on the 21st near 42nd Avenue East and Superior Street in Duluth. An injured GREAT GRAY OWL was picked up on the 19th along the Lavaque Road (CR 48), a mile north of the Martin Road (CR 9). Julie O'Connor saw an early AMERICAN KESTREL on the 24th along U.S. Highway 2, about 0.5 mile west of Proctor. Dave Grosshuesch saw two GREAT GRAY OWLS and two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS on the 25th along CR 110 south of Aurora. One Great Gray was just north of Bird Lake and the other was about 0.75 mile south of the road to the Skibo Lookout. The Hawk Owls were about 2 and 3 miles north of the Skibo Lookout. A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was relocated by several observers during the past week along MN Highway 61 at the Knife River crossing. Peder Svingen found a first-year ICELAND GULL and two GLAUCOUS GULLS on the 20th at Kendall's fish house along Scenic Highway 61 in Knife River. He also saw a fourth-cycle GREAT-BLACKED GULL at the mouth of the Talmadge River east of the McQuade Road safe harbor. On the 23rd he saw a flock of 57 LONG-TAILED DUCKS along Scenic Highway 61 west of the Homestead Road (CR 42) near the Nokomis Restaurant. Bill Stahley found a BOREAL OWL on the 26th in his yard near Grand Marais. Jason Caddy found a BOREAL OWL on the 22nd along 1st Street in Two Harbors. Jason also reported an extremely early COMMON LOON on Lake Superior in front of the lighthouse. Peter Neubeck relocated the NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Carlton County on the 14th along MN Highway 73 near mile marker 27, just north of Cromwell. The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 5th. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message. The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1235699923==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*February 26, 2009
*MNDU0902.26

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 26, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 26th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at 21 East College Street in Duluth was relocated by Brad Snelling on the 26th. It had not been seen since January 29th, and Brad reports that it seems to appear at his feeders primarily when it is snowing. Everett Reynolds found a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on the 21st near 42nd Avenue East and Superior Street in Duluth. An injured GREAT GRAY OWL was picked up on the 19th along the Lavaque Road (CR 48), a mile north of the Martin Road (CR 9). Julie O'Connor saw an early AMERICAN KESTREL on the 24th along U.S. Highway 2, about 0.5 mile west of Proctor.

Dave Grosshuesch saw two GREAT GRAY OWLS and two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS on the 25th along CR 110 south of Aurora. One Great Gray was just north of Bird Lake and the other was about 0.75 mile south of the road to the Skibo Lookout. The Hawk Owls were about 2 and 3 miles north of the Skibo Lookout.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was relocated by several observers during the past week along MN Highway 61 at the Knife River crossing. Peder Svingen found a first-year ICELAND GULL and two GLAUCOUS GULLS on the 20th at Kendall's fish house along Scenic Highway 61 in Knife River. He also saw a fourth-cycle GREAT-BLACKED GULL at the mouth of the Talmadge River east of the McQuade Road safe harbor. On the 23rd he saw a flock of 57 LONG-TAILED DUCKS along Scenic Highway 61 west of the Homestead Road (CR 42) near the Nokomis Restaurant.

Bill Stahley found a BOREAL OWL on the 26th in his yard near Grand Marais. Jason Caddy found a BOREAL OWL on the 22nd along 1st Street in Two Harbors. Jason also reported an extremely early COMMON LOON on Lake Superior in front of the lighthouse.

Peter Neubeck relocated the NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Carlton County on the 14th along MN Highway 73 near mile marker 27, just north of Cromwell. The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 5th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org. --====1235699923====-- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:31:41 -0700 Reply-To: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, February 26, 2009 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="====1235701901====" --====1235701901==== Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *February 26, 2009 *MNDL0902.26 -Birds mentioned Gray Partridge Sharp-tailed Grouse Greater Prairie-Chicken Rough-legged Hawk Horned Lark Cedar Waxwing Snow Bunting Common Redpoll -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Date: February 26, 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, February 26, 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. After a small snowfall here in the northwest, we are back in the freezer with the mercury dipping to January levels below zero tonight. Bright sunshine in recent days has shown some warmth, so we are looking forward to the promised warmup this weekend. Rick Gjervold was birding in Wilkin County on February 18 where he saw 75 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS south and west of Rothsay. 6 GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen along the highway north of Lawndale, and several groups of HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS were also seen. Nate Emery saw a couple of ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS in the Glacial Ridge area of Polk County on February 22. Also present in the area were a few HORNED LARKS, SNOW BUNTINGS, and COMMON REDPOLLS. In Kittson County, Larry Wilebski saw a small covey of GRAY PARTRIDGE near Lancaster on February 25. Lance Crandall reported sighting of 8 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, some CEDAR WAXWINGS, and 50-75 COMMON REDPOLLS at Lake Bronson State Park this week. Thanks to Lance Crandall, Larry Wilebski, Nate Emery, and Rick Gjervold 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, March 5, 2009. Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN --====1235701901==== Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"

-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*February 26, 2009
*MNDL0902.26

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 26, 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, February 26, 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.

After a small snowfall here in the northwest, we are back in the freezer with the mercury dipping to January levels below zero tonight. Bright sunshine in recent days has shown some warmth, so we are looking forward to the promised warmup this weekend.

Rick Gjervold was birding in Wilkin County on February 18 where he saw 75 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS south and west of Rothsay. 6 GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen along the highway north of Lawndale, and several groups of HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS were also seen.

Nate Emery saw a couple of ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS in the Glacial Ridge area of Polk County on February 22. Also present in the area were a few HORNED LARKS, SNOW BUNTINGS, and COMMON REDPOLLS.

In Kittson County, Larry Wilebski saw a small covey of GRAY PARTRIDGE near Lancaster on February 25. Lance Crandall reported sighting of 8 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, some CEDAR WAXWINGS, and 50-75 COMMON REDPOLLS at Lake Bronson State Park this week.

Thanks to Lance Crandall, Larry Wilebski, Nate Emery, and Rick Gjervold 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, March 5, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

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