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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 3, 2014
*MNDL1404.03

-Birds mentioned
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Common Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Woodcock
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl
Lewis's Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Gray Jay
Horned Lark
American Robin
Snow Bunting
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Red Crossbill
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 3, 2014
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 3,
2014 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. We have been teased by a beautiful
weekend followed by a blizzard that dumped anywhere from a foot to 20
inches of snow on the northwest. The strong southeast winds seem to have
spurred some species to continue north. Probably all the CANADA GEESE,
BALD EAGLES, NORTHERN HARRIERS, RED-TAILED HAWKS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS,
AMERICAN KESTRELS, and WESTERN MEADOWLARKS are a bit sorry that they
didn't hunker down where it was browner and warmer.

From Douglas County, Florinus Kooyman reported all of the above species
including 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS in the county and a BARRED OWL hooting in
daytime at Lake Carlos State Park on March 29 before the storm.

Marshall Howe observed AMERICAN ROBINS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and RED-WINGED
BLACKBIRDS in Hubbard County on March 30. On April 2, he saw PIED-BILLED
GREBE and COMMON MERGANSERS in Park Rapids, and a WOOD DUCK in Dorset.

Steve Midthune reported WESTERN MEADOWLARKS north of Audubon in Becker
County on March 29. Kelly Blackledge reported that AMERICAN WOODCOCKS
returned to Tamarac NWR on April 2.

Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County had a COOPER'S HAWK in her
yard on march 29. Several SNOWY OWLS were seen by Heidi Hughes near the
Audubon Center on March 30. Emily Hutchins reported a MERLIN south of
Crookston on April 1. Other species seen that day included AMERICAN
ROBINS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and HORNED LARKS in addition to the raptors
listed at the top of this report. More than 30 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were
spotted along US 2 near Glacial Ridge. Leon Thoreson reported 20
DARK-EYED JUNCOS, 8 SNOW BUNTINGS, 12 HORNED LARKS, and a MOURNING DOVE
feeding in his yard near Climax after the storm.

In Marshall County, Matt Mecklenburg found 10 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS near
the intersection of 380th and 300 Ave on March 30.

Matt also reported that the LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was still at the
previously reported location in Roosevelt in Roseau County on March 30.
He found a GREAT GRAY OWL along MN 11 just west of Roosevelt that day.

In Lake of the Woods County, Matt reported RED CROSSBILLS 1.5 miles west
of Norris Camp on March 30. Several GRAY JAYS were also seen.

Thanks to Emily Hutchins, Florinus Kooyman, Heidi Hughes, Kelly
Blackledge, Leon Thoreson, Marshall Howe, Matt Mecklenburg, Sandy Aubol,
and Steve Midthune for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<blocked::blocked::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, April 10, 2014.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN