-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*June 24, 2010
*MNDL1006.24

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Gadwall
Redhead
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Black-billed Cuckoo
Whip-poor-will
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Boreal Chickadee
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 24, 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 24,
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.

Wet weather still prevails in the northwest, and since one can't do yard
work, we might as well be birding! Now is the time to observe nesting
behavior and to find nests. Baby birds seem to be everywhere making
birding by ear a challenge with their bird baby talk and all the meadows
are bright with summer wildflowers this week.

Craig Mandel reported on the MBW trip to the northwest on June 18 to
June 21. In Lake of the Woods County, the group observed LEAST BITTERN
along the Roosevelt Road at the Roseau County line, WHIP-POOR-WILLS were
heard along the Pitt Grade and the Roosevelt Road. Other species seen
included 17 species of warblers including 3 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS along
the Pitt Grade, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, WESTERN KINGBIRD at Morris Point,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and BOREAL CHICKADEE along the Faunce Road two miles
north of Faunce.

In Roseau County, Craig's group heard WHIP-POOR-WILLS along the
Roosevelt Road, and also saw MAGNOLIA WARBLER and LINCOLN'S SPARROW.
Sandy Aubol reported 2 BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES about 3 miles south of
Roseau along MN 89 on June 22.

Beltrami County sightings by the group, most seen at Big Bog SNA,
included OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BOREAL CHICKADEE, NORTHERN PARULA,
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, and LINCOLN'S
SPARROW.

Sandy Aubol saw a TURKEY VULTURE along MN 32 in Marshall County near the
border with Pennington County on June 22. At Agassiz NWR, Maggie
Anderson reported that 5 TRUMPETER SWAN cygnets were seen at the
Tamarack Pool banding site on June 17. On June 24 a COMMON LOON was seen
from the auto tour route at Headquarters Pool . A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO
was seen along Westgate Road today.

In Red Lake County on a BBS, Shelley Steva found COMMON RAVENS, 3
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, and an INDIGO BUNTING. Steve Dahl saw a TURKEY
VULTURE along US 59 on June 21.

Sandy Aubol found two GREAT EGRETS along CR 19 in Polk County about 2.5
miles east of East Grand Forks on June 18.

Scott Kahan in Becker County reported a pair of RED-NECKED GREBES on
both Homstad and Hesby Lakes at Hamden NWR this week. Other species seen
included REDHEAD, RUDDY DUCK, GADWALL, and AMERICAN WIDGEON. He reported
a nesting pair of TRUMPETER SWANS on Lethenstrum WPA near Hamden Slough
NWR.

Marshall Howe reported a female COMMON MERGANSER on Little Sand Lake in
Hubbard County near Park Rapids on June 16.

Thanks to Craig Mandel, Maggie Anderson, Marshall Howe, Sandy Aubol,
Scott Kahan, Shelley Steva, and Steve Dahl for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] <blocked::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, July 1, 2010.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN