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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*February 11, 2016
*MNDL1602.11

-Birds mentioned
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 11, 2016
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
11, 2016 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.

Winter temperatures are making themselves felt this week in the
northwest, but that doesn't seem to have deterred the birds from getting
excited about the coming of spring. Later this weekend we hope to be
back in the twenties and thirties above zero and it should be more fun
to go birding.

This week Alma Ronningen in Dent in Otter Tail County reported that she
has been feeding up to 32 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS in her yard most of the
winter. Also present on February 11 were 3 MOURNING DOVES, a dozen
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, several COMMON REDPOLLS, PURPLE FINCHES, and a
DARK-EYED JUNCO that has been there all winter.

From Polk County, Donna and Leon Thoreson saw the following species on
February 5 in Oakdale cemetery in Crookston: PILEATED WOODPECKER,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, BLUE JAY, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WHITE-BREASTED
NUTHATCH, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, and PINE SISKINS. An AMERICAN KESTREL
was observed by Sandy Aubol along Gateway Drive in East Grand Forks on
February 5. Tim Driscoll and also Zeann Linder reported a SNOWY OWL
about a mile east of Sherack on February 6. This owl , or another, has
been reported several times this winter in this location. Bruce Flaig
had two RED CROSSBILLS visiting his feeder in southern Polk County on
February 9.

This afternoon I saw PINE GROSBEAKS on a neighbor's evergreen trees east
of Thief River Falls, Pennington County.

Tim Driscoll found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL near mile marker 9 along MN 310
north of Roseau on February 6.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Donna and Leon Thoreson, Bruce Flaig, Sandy
Aubol, Tim Driscoll, and Zeann Linder 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
18, 2016.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN