*Detroit Lakes
*June 30, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 30, 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, June 30, 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.

Summer is here, at least for the moment, bringing with it thunderstorms, and hot temperatures. Birds are very busy feeding the young, and trying to keep them alive, just like their human neighbors. Flowers are everywhere.

Mel and Elaine Bennefeld reported a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER at the Ponderosa Golf Club in Clay County on June 28.

In Red Lake County, Anita Vettleson has observed a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER in their yard near Oklee this week.

Here is Pennington County, Teresa Audette, saw a BALD EAGLE flying over Digi-key this afternoon. On June 25, a pair of PURPLE FINCHES mated in our yard. I'm still looking for the possible nest. One of our bluebird houses contains 5 baby EASTERN BLUEBIRDS. Tom Ballard saw some BANK SWALLOWS in southern Pennington County on June 30.

Thanks to Anita Vettleson, Mel and Elaine Bennefeld, Tom Ballard, and Teresa Audette 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, July 7, 2011.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN