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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*February 12, 2015
*MNDL1502.12

-Birds mentioned
Wild Turkey
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Black-billed Magpie
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bohemian Waxwing
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 12, 2015
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, February
12, 2015 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.

It has been a cold week in the northwest and shows no sign of getting
spring-like any time soon.

A SHORT-EARED OWL has been seen on February 9 in Otter Tail County at
the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center near Fergus Falls. Teresa
Jaskiewicz also reported COMMON REDPOLLS and a MOURNING DOVE at her
feeder .

Dave and Betty Hochhalter in Detroit Lakes , Becker County, this week
reported WILD TURKEYS, a pair of NORTHERN CARDINALS, PURPLE FINCH,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, and PILEATED WOODPECKER in their yard.

From Clay County, Maria Fosado reported that a co-worker saw a SNOWY OWL
two miles east and two miles south of Sabin near the intersection of CR
10 and CR 17 on February 5.

Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County, reported a RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCH and one COMMON REDPOLL at her feeder on February 6, and a
RED-TAILED HAWK in East Grand Forks on February 7. Cliff Steinhauer saw
a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and three BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES along CR 68 on
February 1. A SNOWY OWL was seen by Joanne Johnson along US 2 about a
mile east of MN 75 going south on February 9. Presumably this is the
same one that was previously seen at several nearby locations in and
around Crookston. Emily Hutchins reported 75 COMMON REDPOLLS near
Mentor.

Here near Thief River Falls in Pennington County, I saw a group of
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in our yard on February 5. Two RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS
visited on February 11. The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE reported last week in
Thief River Falls was heard again this week, but so far I haven't
re-located it.

In Marshall County, Cliff Steinhauer reported COMMON REDPOLLS at his
place just west of Agassiz NWR on February 6. A group of waxwings of
unidentified species was also there.

Thanks to Cliff Steinhauer, Dave and Betty Hochhalter, Emily Hutchins,
Joanne Johnson, Maria Fosado, Sandy Aubol, and Teresa Jaskiewicz for
their reports.

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, February
19, 2015.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN