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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 4, 2013
*MNDL1304.04

-Birds mentioned
Canada Goose
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wild Turkey
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Northern Hawk Owl
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Northern Shrike
Horned Lark
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red Crossbill
Hoary Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 4, 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 4,
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.

The first big wave of migrants has arrived. I have reports from nearly
all of the northwest counties of CANADA GEESE, BALD EAGLES nesting,
RED-TAILED HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, NORTHERN HARRIER, GREAT BLUE HERONS,
SANDHILL CRANES, KILLDEER, MOURNING DOVES, AMERICAN KESTRELS, MERLINS,
HORNED LARKS, AMERICAN ROBINS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS and the first AMERICAN
TREE SPARROWS and several WESTERN MEADOWLARKS. SHARP-TAILED GROUSE seem
to be everywhere starting to form groups on the leks. Spring is in the
air but there is little if any open water in the northern part of the
region.

Beth Siverhus reported four NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along MN 72 on March 30
in Lake of the Woods County.

In Roseau County, Beth reported one GREAT GRAY OWL still to be found
east of Roseau, and a MERLIN in Roseau on March 30.

NORTHERN HAWK OWL and one GREAT GRAY OWL were seen along MN 72 in
Beltrami County on March 30.

Kelly Larson reported that a few ducks have found their way to the
Clearwater River in Clearwater County as she found COMMON MERGANSER,
HOODED MERGANSER, and COMMON GOLDENEYE there on March 29.

Beth Siverhus was surprised to find several HOARY REDPOLLS in western
Itasca County on the weekend.

In Marshall County, Heidi Hughes reported a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
roosting in an evergreen near Radium on April 4.

Gary Tischer called this evening to report a BARRED OWL calling tonight
about three miles east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County near
the Red Lake River.

From Polk County, Emily Hutchins observed a NORTHERN SHRIKE along CR 45
west of MN 32 on March 28. Sandy Aubol saw a PEREGRINE FALCON on the
East Grand Forks water tower on April 3. AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were
seen near Fisher on April 3- wonder where they would find water. Sandy
Aubol also saw a TURKEY VULTURE and COOPER'S HAWK near East Grand Forks
on April 3.

At Tamarac NWR in Becker County, Kelly Blackledge reported the first
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD on March 27. At Rainbow
Resort, Linda Schumann reported that 12 EVENING GROSBEAKS showed up
again at the feeder on April 4. Among the other species seen there were
NORTHERN CARDINAL and NORTHERN SHRIKE. Cleone Stewart reported that the
OSPREY has returned to the nest site along MN 10 in Becker County.

Hubbard County sightings by Marshall Howe included 4 RED CROSSBILLS near
Dorset on March 25.

Teresa Jaskiewicz in Otter Tail County sent in observations of AMERICAN
TREE SPARROWS, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS this week at the Prairie
Wetlands Learning Center near Fergus Falls. Gary and Marion Otnes
observed LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, WILD TURKEYS, TURKEY VULTURES, COMMON
GRACKLE, and WESTERN MEADOWLARK in Otter Tail County on April 2.
AMERICAN GOOT and GREAT BLUE HERON were mentioned by Judy Doll.

John Ellis saw a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Lake Carlos SP in Douglas County
on March 30. Benjamin Eckhoff saw a HOODED MERGANSER on the Long Prairie
River on March 30, and on March 31, flocks of AMERICAN ROBINS in the
area. EASTERN BLUEBIRD was seen on April 2.

Thanks to all, too numerous to name, who sent in sightings this week.
Your sightings will all go into the record even if they could not be
mentioned here.

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 11,
2013




Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN