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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 25, 2013
*MNDL1304.25

-Birds mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Lesser Yellowlegs
Marbled Godwit
Ring-billed Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Brown Creeper
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Harris's Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Hoary Redpoll
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 25, 2013
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 25,
2013 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.

This has been an interesting week in the northwest . With cool nights
and slowing warming days, the snow is going at a leisurely pace,
lessening the threat of flooding. Migration is proceeding, and as more
and more open water in melt water ponds appears, so too do the
waterfowl. All areas are reporting some waterfowl this week. At the
feeders the numbers of DARK-EYED JUNCOS is increasing as the redpolls
decrease. Even the waterfowl at any given area change every day now.

Steve and Cheryl Aversano reported TRUMPETER SWANS, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, CANVASBACKS, RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and LESSER
SCAUP north of Elbow Lake in Grant County along US 59 on April 24.

In Otter Tail County, they saw HARRIS'S SPARROW, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD,
and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD on April 19 in Fergus Falls. Several species of
waterfowl were seen on the Otter Tail River including several AMERICAN
WHITE PELICANS. Brad and Dee Ehlers reported a BROWN CREEPER in their
yard on April 24.

Marshall Howe observed a HOARY REDPOLL still in Dorset in Hubbard County
on April 19.

Steve Midthune observed a WHITE-FACED IBIS in Becker County north of
Lake Park on April 19. Two were later seen on May 20 by Tim Lamey along
MN 32 two miles south of Hitterdahl. Other species spotted by Tim
included NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, COMMON GOLDENEYE, HOODED
MERGANSER, RING-BILLED GULL, TREE SWALLOW, and COMMON GRACKLE. On April
23, Steve Midthune found 5 LESSER YELLOWLEGS north of Lake Park, and two
MARBLED GODWITS along CR 12.

In Clay County on April 20, Tim Lamey found 75 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE, COMMON MERGANSER, 5 BALD EAGLES, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS,
RING-BILLED GULLS, and a flock of SNOW BUNTINGS, at Hitterdahl and/or at
Buffalo River State Park. Kathy Bresee reported NORTHERN CARDINAL and
BROWN CREEPER in Moorhead on April 25.

Bill Blackburn reported WESTERN MEADOWLARK and COMMON GRACKLE at the
Audubon Center in Polk County on April 25, and Shelley Steve observed
the same two species in Oklee in Red Lake County today.

Shelley Steva visited the area of the Greenwood Bridge in Thief River
Falls , Pennington County, on April 25 where she saw 20 HOODED
MERGANSERS, 2 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 6 COMMON GOLDENEYE, one PIED-BILLED
GREBE, two BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, and a BELTED KINGFISHER.
Interesting was the fact that on April 20, we had about 75 PIED-BILLED
GREBES there and at least 50 HOODED MERGANSERS, and more than 10 COMMON
GOLDENEYE and an OSPREY. Maggie Anderson reported one RED CROSSBILL at
her feeder in Thief River Falls on April 24. On the 25th, Gary Tischer
saw a single YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in Thief River Falls. At our feeder ,
there were several PURPLE FINCHES this morning.

In Marshall County, a large flock of LAPLAND LONGSPURS and 20 SNOW
BUNTINGS were seen west of the impoundment near Radium on April 19.
Lynda Knutsen reported on the returning species at Agassiz NWR this
week, including RING-BILLED GULL on April 19 seen by Gregg Knutsen. A
MARBLED GODWIT was seen along CR 7 west of the refuge this week, and
other returning species included BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
COMMON MERGANSER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, TRUMPETER SWAN, RING-NECKED DUCK,
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, and 5 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS seen at
headquarters. Gary Tischer saw two TURKEY VULTURES south of Newfolden on
April 25.

Diana Morkassel reported 2 WILD TURKEYS in Clearwater County on April 18
at the intersection of CR4 with Cr 14.

One GLOSSY IBIS and 7 WHITE-FACED IBIS were reported along CR 4 about 12
miles east of Lancaster in Kittson County on April 24.

Heidi Hughes reported 9 ROUGH-LEGGEDHAWKS, 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS, HORNED
LARKS and 8 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS in Roseau County on April 25.

Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.

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, May 2, 2013.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN