-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 21, 2011
*MNDL1104.21

-Birds mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Tundra Swan
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Osprey
Northern Goshawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Snow Bunting
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Red Crossbill
Evening Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 21, 2011
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, April 22,
2011 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.

Migration is picking up and temperatures also are getting warmer.
Tonight we are getting a little rain, with emphasis on the little. Even
better weather is forecast for the weekend.

Brad and Dee Ehlers reported that there are many GREAT EGRETS and
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS at the rookery in Fergus Falls, and the best
place to photograph them is across from the Dairy Queen. The first
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen in Fergus Falls on April 18. Tom and
Sheryl Smith observed TREE SWALLOW, CHIPPING SPARROW, and FOX SPARROW on
April 18.

In Becker County , Dave and Betty Hochhalter reported NORTHERN FLICKER,
EASTERN BLUEBIED, and RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER in Detroit Lakes on April
16.

In Hubbard County, a TURKEY VULTURE was seen by Dave and Betty on April
16.

Beau Shroyer was at Lake Sallie on April 16, where he reported large
numbers of ducks of several species. Among the species seen in Otter
Tail County were RED-NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, PIED-BILLED GREBE,
OSPREY, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, EASTERN PHOEBE, and GOLDEN- CROWNED KINGLET.
Steve Midthune observed RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, and FIELD SPARROW
on April 20.

A GREAT EGRET flew up from the banks of the Red Lake River here in
Pennington County tonight as I ate supper. On April 20 a COMMON LOON was
seen in the river at the junction of the Red Lake and Thief Rivers.

Maggie Anderson reported from Agassiz NWR , Marshall County, that 2
COMMON LOONS were seen on Headquarters Pool on March 15. On April 18,
RED-NECKED GREBES were seen, and on April 19, PIED-BILLED GREBE and a
few GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen. Present in small numbers now are
nearly every species of ducks that are commonly seen on the refuge. On
April 17 I saw 7 HOODED MERGANSERS and a BELTED KINGFISHER at the CR 7
bridge on the west end of the refuge, and several ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS
were seen along the county road.

Katie Haws reported a good variety of ducks, and many TUNDRA SWANS at
the rice paddies in Clearwater County on April 18. SANDHILL CRANES,
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, and TURKEY VULTURES were also seen.

Larry Wilebski reported a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on April 17, a
mile west and a miles north of Lancaster on April 17.

Wes Bailey in Lake of the Woods County on April 18, reported RED
CROSSBILL, EVENING GROSBEAK. A lone SNOW BUNTING was seen along the
Faunce -Butterfield Road about six miles east of Norris Camp .

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Dave and Betty Hochhalter,
Katie Haws, Larry Wilebski, Maggie Anderson, Steve Midthune, Tom and
Sheryl Smith, and Wes Bailey 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,April 29,
2011.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN