*Detroit Lakes
*December 10, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: December 10, 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, December 10, 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.

Another mild week has gone by in the northwest, and now there are signs that the warmth may be nearly over. Some areas received a dusting of snow today, and more is forecast for the coming days.

Mike Thiele at Warroad reported COMMON MERGANSERS on Lake of the Woods, in Lake of the Woods County, on December 7.

Three BALD EAGLES were seen by Gary Tischer along US 59 on December 7, a half mile south of Karlstad in Kittson County .

Doug Johnson in Beltrami County reported a CANVASBACK and two REDHEADS on Lake Bemidji in Bemidji on December 7.

Six WILD TURKEYS were seen by Gary Tischer in Marshall County a few miles north of the Pennington County line along US 59 on December 7.

In Pennington County, Gary saw a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE and an AMERICAN ROBIN in his yard in Thief River Falls on December 7.

Sandy Aubol reported on December 6 that there were thousands of geese at the American Crystal Sugar plant in East Grand Forks, Polk County.

Thanks to Doug Johnson, Gary Tischer, Mike Thiele, and Sandy Aubol 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, December 17, 2015.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN