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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*June 11, 2015
*MNDL1506.11

-Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Turkey Vulture
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Black-backed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Philadelphia Vireo
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Golden-winged Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 11, 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, June 11,
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.

This has been a wet week in parts of the northwest. Heavy rains came
down on two different days, and several other days we received smaller
showers. Today, however , the weather straightened out and temperatures
were pleasant with little wind.

Gretchen Mehmel reported last week that there is a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER nest at Norris Camp in Lake of the Woods County. Also in that
county, Wayne Bell found a WILLOW FLYCATCHER along the Butterfield
Forest Road.

In Roseau County, Mike Thiele reported a WHIP-POOR-WILL near Warroad on
June 4. Beth Siverhus sent a long list of sightings in Roseau County
this week . Included are 8 TUNDRA SWANS, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, twelve
species of warbler, three WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, BROWN THRASHER, and
SCARLET TANAGER. RED CROSSBILLS were found feeding in the charred pines
from the Bemis Hill fire earlier this year. Wayne Bell found a
PHILADELPHIA VIREO along the River Forest Road on June 7.

In Clearwater County, Marshall Howe found a female BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER at Itasca SP as well as 14 species of warbler this week. He
is going to search for the woodpecker's nest as he saw the male last
week.

In Marshall County, on June 11, I found a TURKEY VULTURE on the ground
along CR 12.

Wayne Bell reported HORNED GREBES at the Thief River Falls WTP in
Pennington County on June 8. Beth Mickelson observed a female NORTHERN
CARDINAL in her yard next to ours east of Thief River Falls on June 8.
On June 10, I heard a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO in the yard.

Sandy Aubol reported 8 TURKEY VULTURES over East Grand Forks on June 5.
They must have been moving through as Russ Wilbur saw seven on June 6.
Sandy also saw COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, and at the East Grand Forks WTP,
WESTERN GREBES and EARED GREBES. Scott Meyer reported two LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKES near the junction of 300 St NW and 160 Ave NW in the Glacial
Ridge area.

In Clay County, Pete Makousky found all the expected species at Felton
Prairie, including two CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS which are nesting
there. Kim Eckert advises care if you go as the nest is cleverly hidden
in the grass and vulnerable to being stepped on. Location is near a
large rock pile by the fence along the west side of the road between the
second cattle gate and the top of the hill.

Brian Pendleton reported RED CROSSBILLS near the visitor center at
Tamarac NWR in Becker County on June 9.

In Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported still some PINE SISKINS and
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at Dorset this week.

Charlene Nelson in Battle Lake in Otter Tail County observed several
CHIMNEY SWIFTS on June 10.

Thanks to all who sent in sightings this week.

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, June 18,
2015.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN