-RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *June 10, 2010 *MNDL1006.10-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 10, 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, June 10, 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.
This week the pleasant weather has left us, at least for the last two days, and the forecast isn't much better for the next few days. Gardens and grass are growing fast and the landscape is blindingly green. In the far northwest, so far we have been lucky not to have received the brunt of the latest storm system, and we hope that will continue. For wild flower enthusiasts, now is the time to look for the state flower which should be blossoming now.
In Lake of the Woods County, Katie Haws found nesting PIPING PLOVERS on Pine/Curry Island in Lake of the Woods on June 1. Also present were one DUNLIN, 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES, a WESTERN SANDPIPER, and some SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.
Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingmann, while in Clearwater County, saw UPLAND SANDPIPER, COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, BROWN THRASHER, and WESTERN MEADOWLARK.
Pam Murphy, southwest of Thief River Falls in Pennington County, this week reported two nesting pairs of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at their home.
Cory Floden heard a NELSON'S SPARROW in Polk County in the low area east of O'Leary park in East Grand Forks, Polk County on June 6. Other species seen included BROWN THRASHER and BOBOLINK.
Nancy Jackson in Clay County at Felton Prairie on June 8 saw MARBLED GODWIT, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, BOBOLINK, WESTERN MEADOWLARK, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.
In Hubbard County on June 6, Nancy found BLACK TERN, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, WESTERN KINGBIRD, MARSH WREN, and nesting VESPER SPARROW.
Ben Wieland reported that the RED CROSSBILLS reported earlier were still present in the southwestern part of Cass County. Another reporter has seen them as recently as June 7. To reach this location: turn S off Hwy 210 on CR 36, 1/2 mi W of the Crow Wing Co line; in 2 mi CR 36 curves W, at this corner turn left, and go 1/4 mi to the open pine stand on the E side of the road.Other species seen in Cass County this week included 4 BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE along CR 19, and a HARRIS'S SPARROW. The YELLOW RAILS and NELSON'S SPARROWS are still vocal at Swamp Lake , 10 miles north of Walker on MN 371.
Thanks to Ben Wieland, Cory Floden, Katie Haws, Nancy Jackson, Pam Murphy, and Ron Erpelding 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, June 17, 2010.
Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN