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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*December 6, 2012
*MNDL1212.06

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Gray Partridge
Ruffed Grouse
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Great Horned Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Shrike
Gray Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Snow Bunting
American Tree Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: December 6, 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, December 6,
2012 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.

We thought that winter weather had finally come, but now the snow is all
gone, and cold remains. That may be remedied this weekend as more is
promised. Winter birds and northern specialties are being seen in many
locations making birding very interesting.

Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported 500 TRUMPETER SWANS in
corn fields south of Ottertail on CR 78 on November 30 and still there
on December 6. In Fergus Falls, they saw 22 COMMON REDPOLLS on December
6.

Marshall Howe in Hubbard County on December 4 saw a dark phase
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and on the 5th , eight PINE GROSBEAKS came to his
yard. December 6th , he saw 40 COMMON REDPOLLS, and one HOARY REDPOLL
was among the group.

Dave and Betty Hochhalter on November 30 reported a NORTHERN CARDINAL,
and both PINE GROSBEAK and EVENING GROSBEAK in Detroit Lakes in Becker
County. Lori Naumann reported a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Detroit Lakes
for some time near 1215 Long Ave.

From Mahnomen County, Kristy May reported RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, CEDAR
WAXWINGS, PINE GROSBEAKS, PURPLE FINCH, and COMMON REDPOLLS this week in
Waubun.

Sandy Aubol reports that a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW is visiting her feeder
in East Grand Forks in Polk County since December 2. Vanessa Lane was at
the Audubon Center near Warren on December 2 where she saw a LONG-EARED
OWL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, PINE GROSBEAK, and COMMON REDPOLLS. Donna
and Leon Thoreson near Climax on November 29 had BLACK-B ILLED MAGPIES,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, SNOW BUNTINGS, and COMMON
REDPOLLS at their feeders. On December 4 seven GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen
near their driveway.

Heidi Hughes saw 60 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Warren , Marshall County, on
December 6. From Agassiz NWR , Lynda Knutsen reported BALD EAGLE,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE, and COMMON REDPOLLS.

Here in Pennington County, a BROWN CREEPER has been seen several times
in the yard, most recently on December 1.

Tim Driscoll brought 4 of his students to the Beltrami Island State
Forest on December 1. While there, Vayla Van Dyke, Mark Jackson, Krista
Kenyon, and Jordan Duvall saw many northern forest birds. In Beltrami
County they reported BALD EAGLES, 36 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, GREAT HORNED
OWL, NORTHERN HAWK OWL, BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE, NORTHERN SHRIKE and SNOW
BUNTINGS.

Lake of the Woods County sightings by Tim Driscoll's group included
RUFFED GROUSE, 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, BARRED OWL, GRAY JAY, and PINE
GROSBEAKS.

Carol Parker reported a male NORTHERN CARDINAL at her feeder in Warroad
in Roseau County on December 3.

Thanks to all who sent in sightings this week. As the Christmas Bird
Counts come up, please remember to send the highlights in to the hotline
so that others may look for those birds.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<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, December 13, 2012.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN