*Detroit Lakes
*February 11, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 11, 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, February 11, 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.

It has been a cold week, but the northwest did not get the snow that other parts of the state got. Sunshine at this time of year is magical, and lifts everyone's spirits, including the birds.

From Becker County, Beau Shroyer reported sighting 15 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue in Detroit Lakes on February 8. The first PINE SISKINS were also seen this week.

Dennis Weisenborn in Clay County saw a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL in north Moorhead south of the toll bridge along the Red River of the North on February 6.

In Polk County, Diana Morkassel saw a dozen SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along US 75 south of Euclid on February 5. Sandy Aubol found one BOHEMIAN WAXWING and five CEDAR WAXWINGS in her neighborhood of East Grand Forks on February 7.

Maggie Anderson reported PINE SISKINS in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on February 10.

Diana Morkassel in Marshall County on February 5 reported a GREAT HORNED OWL, AMERICAN ROBIN, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, and PINE SISKINS at her place east of Warren.

A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen by Shelley Steva in Clearwater County on February 6, two miles east of Shevlin along US 2.

Carol Parker called to report a female NORTHERN CARDINAL visiting her yard in Warroad, Roseau County ever since November 18. The bird has been sheltering under a nearby porch and eating from the feeder. Carol also reported seeing a PILEATED WOODPECKER in the area. Jeff Siverhus saw 30 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in their crabapple trees on February 4. PINE SISKINS are also visiting their yard this week.

Larry Wilebski reported RUFFED GROUSE this week in Kittson County.

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Beth and Jeff Siverhus, Carol Parker, Dennis Weisenborn, Diana Morkassel, Larry Wilebski, Maggie Anderson, Sandy Aubol, 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, February 18, 2010.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN