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I recently learned that there was no Sprague's Pipit, instead it turned out
to be a young horned lark.
Jeanie
 
 
-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*July 12, 2018
*MNDL1807.12
 
-Birds mentioned 
*	Horned Grebe 
*	Red-necked Grebe 
*	Cooper's Hawk 
*	Great Horned Owl 
*	Merlin 
*	Olive-sided Flycatcher 
*	Say's Phoebe 
*	Eastern Bluebird 
*	Gray Catbird 
*	Sprague's Pipit 
*	Purple Finch 
*	Yellow-breasted Chat 
*	Black-and-white Warbler 
*	American Redstart 
*	Yellow Warbler 
*	Chestnut-sided Warbler 
*	Pine Warbler 
*	Scarlet Tanager 
*	Northern Cardinal 
-Transcript 
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 12, 2018
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 12, 2018
sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also
see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/birding-report 
Due to the very hot, humid weather throughout the state, few folks have sent
in reports the last couple of weeks. However, bird life seems to be very
busy none-the-less. The yards are teeming with young birds, and birding by
ear is becoming difficult because of the many young fledglings trying to
find their voices. Shorebirds are already on their way back south, but spots
to view them are hard to find. Recent rains have raised water levels
throughout the region and we may get some good habitat in the near future. 
In Becker County, Suzanne Smith reported a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT on July 7 at
Tamarac NWR. I have no knowledge of where the bird was seen, or if anyone
else has seen it. Also at Tamarac NWR, David Crow reported HOOEDED MERGANSER
, RED-NECKED GREBE, PINE WARBLER, , CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE
WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and PURPLE FINCH on June 29. 
Alex Sundvall observed a SAY'S PHOEBE at Felton Prairie in Clay County on
June 24. A NORTHERN CARDINAL was seen in Moorhead on June 28 by Kathy
Bresee. 
In Polk County, Heidi Hughes reported a HORNED GREBE at the Agassiz Valley
Impoundment on June 29. A COOPER'S HAWK was seen by Russ Wilbur on the East
Grand Forks bike path on June 27. 
Here in Pennington County, I can report two families of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS
nesting in our yard. A pair of GRAY CATBIRDS raised their family here also.
A GREAT HORNED OWL was heard across the river from us on July 8, and several
times I have heard crows mobbing it. 
From Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Jim Hughes reported a SPRAGUE'S PIPIT
at the end of the Auto tour route on July 10. I have no other information on
that sighting. 
Beth Siverhus observed MERLIN in Warroad, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, SCARLET
TANAGER, EASTERN BLUEBIRD and LE CONTE'S SPARROW in Roseau County the week
of June 28. 
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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the county
where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is
Thursday, July 19, 2018. 
Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN