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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*March 5, 2015
*MNDL1503.05

-Birds mentioned
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Bald Eagle
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Horned Lark
Snow Bunting
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak
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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: March 5, 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, March 5,
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.

We are hoping that the forecast for warmer weather comes true. It has
been a very cold week in the northwest. The sun shines, but on the white
snow, has little effect, and the wind blows constantly. Some birds that
are day length oriented will find it hard going if they return now.

In Roseau County on the weekend, Shelley Steva and I found BALD EAGLES,
five NORTHERN HAWK OWLS, a PILEATED WOODPECKER, SNOW BUNTINGS, and a
NORTHERN SHRIKE.

Beth Siverhus reported a GREAT GRAY OWL in Beltrami County on the west
side of MN 72 at mile marker 27 on February 27. On March 1, she saw a
NORTHERN HAWK OWL near the Big Bog Recreation Area. A BALD EAGLE was
also seen in Beltrami County.

In western Itasca County , Beth reported RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, COMMON
REDPOLLS, PINE SISKINS, and an occasional EVENING GROSBEAK at the
feeder.

In Pennington County, Sara Nelson reported a PILEATED WOODPECKER in her
yard in Thief River Falls on March 4. Shelley Steva saw the first
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE lek of the season with 10 birds present on
Pennington CR 23 on February 26. Seems as if they would need to dance to
keep warm this year!

Shelley Steva observed two HORNED LARKS near Brooks in Red Lake County
on February 26.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in the Polk WMA in Polk County on February
26.

Kelly Blackledge reported a BLACK-BILLED MAPGIE in Two Inlets State
Forest in Hubbard County on March 1. Also from Hubbard County Marshall
Howe observed COMMON REDPOLLS, one HOARY REDPOLL, and a few PINE SISKINS
on March 5.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Kelly Blackledge, Marshall Howe, Sara Nelson,
and Shelley Steva 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, March 12,
2015.