*Detroit Lakes
*February 15, 2018

-Birds mentioned
Hooded Merganser
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Bohemian Waxwing
Pine Grosbeak
Hoary Redpoll
White-throated Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: February 15, 2018
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
15, 1018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or

It has been a very cold week in the northwest , with temperatures
hovering at or below zero and winds approaching 40 mph on most days.
Wednesday was the exception when it was melting for a few hours. This
week, snowy owls have been reported in
Polk, Red Lake, Norman, and Pennington Counties. I am sure that there
are others that have not been reported. It appears that they are on the
move again , this time northward to the breeding area in the tundra.
Snow buntings are starting to get their summer plumage, and many are
being seen in small groups throughout the area.

From Douglas County, Thomas Ries observed a HOODED MERGANSER on the
north side of Lake Cowdry on February 8.

A HOARY REDPOLL was observed by Becca Engdahl at Kabekona Lake in
Hubbard County on February 14.

Dave and Betty Hochhalter had three PINE GROSBEAKS in their yard in
Detroit Lake, Becker County, on February 12.

A RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD was seen by Dean Reimer in Moorhead, Clay County,
on February 12.

In Polk County, Sandy Aubol reported that a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW has
been visiting her feeders in East Grand Forks.

In Pennington County, Shelley Steva saw three WILD TURKEYS on February
12. A flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS visited our neighborhood on February 14
looking for the last of the crabapples.

Two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS were reported in Marshall County this week.
Josh Tharaldson saw one in Moylan Township on February 9, and Warren
Worker photographed one under his deck in Viking on February 12.

On February 8, Gary and Phillis Lund observed a large group of
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE eating buds in the trees in the Roseau area.

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
22, 2018

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN