-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 26, 2012
*MNDL1204.26

-Birds mentioned
Wood Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Great Egret
Osprey
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Sandhill Crane
Whimbrel
Short-eared Owl
Tree Swallow
Brown Creeper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 26, 2012
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 26,
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.

The record temperatures have disappeared, but migration goes on, and we
are still above normal. Most of the sparrows have arrived, and now we
are starting to see some of the other passerines. Flowers are also
starting to be seen, including the first dandelions.

Shelley Steva and I found a COMMON RAVEN'S nest in Black River Township
, Pennington County, with two three-quarters grown young on April 21.
Other species seen there included SANDHILL CRANE, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
HERMIT THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and in
our yard in Thief River Falls, there were several WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS. Gary Tischer saw a BROWN CREEPER in his yard , also in Thief
River Falls.

Bruce Flaig in southern Polk County reported several SWAINSON'S THRUSHES
in his yard on April 20. Sandy Aubol reported HERMIT THRUSH,
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, FOX SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, and SWAMP SPARROW in
the Greenway at East Grand Forks that day. Scott Berge with a group from
Grand Forks saw WOOD DUCKS, GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, NORTHERN HARRIERS,
SHORT-EARED OWL, and AMERICAN KESTRELS in the area of Glacial Ridge NWR
on April 20. Russ Wilbur saw TREE SWALLOWS in East Grand Forks on April
24. On April 26, Gary Tischer saw 20 SANDHILL CRANES near the
intersection of MN 32 and US 2 on April 26.

Rick Holbrook reported a SANDHILL CRANE in southern Clay County south of
90th Ave on April 24. Other species seen in the area included GREATER
PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, BALD EAGLE, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.

Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County on April 24 saw WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW, and reported an OSPREY on a nest at Weetown on CR 1. They saw
180 GREAT EGRETS and 20 D0UBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS on Grotto Lake in
Fergus Falls across from the Dairy Queen. A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was
seen on the river in Fergus Falls.

In southwestern Cass County, Marshall Howe reported a WHIMBREL just
south of the short stretch of MN 64 that jogs east-west between Hubbard
and Cass Counties on April 23.

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, May 4,
2012.




Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN