*Detroit Lakes
*January 28, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 28, 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, January 28, 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 big blizzard is over, and the northwest corner of the state lucked out, with little of the freezing rain and not as much snow as the rest of the state got. That is not to say we escaped totally, and the roads and driveways are coated with a slippery coating of ice, so caution is warranted everywhere. The sun shines however, days are getting longer, and for now the wind has diminished. Birds are reappearing at the feeders after hunkering down for several days.

Ryan Sansness at Lake Carlos State Park reported two AMERICAN ROBINS at the park feeder during the past week, and four more were seen at the Long Prairie Dam. 15 -20 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, and some PURPLE FINCHES also appeared at the feeder. A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was among the more common woodpeckers to visit the feeders.

Beau Shroyer reported ten WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS on Granger Road in Detroit Lakes , Becker County on January 25.

Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County, reported a SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, PILEATED WOODPECKER, one CEDAR WAXWING, one COMMON GRACKLE, some PINE SISKINS, and HOUSE FINCHES in her yard this week.

Here in Pennington County near Thief River Falls, there were visits from a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER this week.

From Roseau County this week , Beth Siverhus reported that Carol Parker has a female NORTHERN CARDINAL at the feeder in Warroad. This bird has been seen off and on all winter. On January 26, Beth reported ten COMMON REDPOLLS and an AMERICAN ROBIN in Warroad; on January 28, she came home to evidence that crossbills had been in the yard in her absence.

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Beth Siverhus, Ryan Sansness, and Sandy Aubol 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 4, 2010.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN