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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
 

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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

------=_NextPart_000_0039_01D41AC3.CAE3F930-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:08:03 -0600 Reply-To: Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, July 19, 2018 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="===32048883====" Message-ID: <[log in to unmask]> --===32048883===Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *July 19, 2018 *MNDL1807.19 -Birds mentioned Wild Turkey Eared Grebe Western Grebe Marbled Godwit Red-necked Phalarope Franklin's Gull Great Egret Snowy Egret Black-crowned Night-Heron Cooper's Hawk Red-headed Woodpecker Western Kingbird Sedge Wren Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher Vesper Sparrow Orchard Oriole Baltimore Oriole Indigo Bunting Dickcissel -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Date: July 19, 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 19, 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 The heat has moderated this week finally, but it is still humid in the northwest, and some parts of the area are having substantial rain. Here in Pennington County, we have not had recent rain and could use a little. Today has been cloudy all day, and it is humid so maybe some is on the way. The humid weather is just what the birds want to promote the insects that feed their young families. Feeders are busy and almost all birds flying around seem to have a mouthful of “baby” food. Flowers in the northwest are in gorgeous bloom right now. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited the feeder o Kris Googisberg in Roseau , Roseau County on July 16th. Beth Siverhus reported FRANKLIN'S GULLS, INDIGO BUNTING, and VESPER SPARROWS northeast of Hayes Lake SP. A COOPER'S HAWK was seen carrying food, by Shelley Steva in Thief River Falls, Pennington County on July 18th. Allyson Engelstad saw a GRAY CATBIRD on July 18. In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva saw two MARBLED GODWITS and a COOPER'S HAWK south of Red Lake Falls. Two SNOWY EGRETS were seen by Nick Brown at the outlet of Pelican Lake near Ashby in Grant County on July 16. Four WESTERN KINGBIRDS were found by Charlene Nelson in Delaware Township this week. Other species reported by Charlene included a WILD TURKEY hen with 8 chicks, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, ORCHARD ORIOLE, BROWN THRASHER, and GRAY CATBIRD. At the N. Ottawa Impoundment she reported small numbers of a variety of shorebirds including a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Four BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, GREAT EGRETS, EARED GREBES, and WESTERN GREBES were also seen. DICKCISSELS and SEDGE WRENS were plentiful. The northwest cell is being drawn down so some conditions will be changing depending on the weather. 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 26, 2018. Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN --===32048883===Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*July 19, 2018
*MNDL1807.19

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 19, 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 19, 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

The heat has moderated this week finally, but it is still humid in the northwest, and some parts of the area are having substantial rain. Here in Pennington County, we have not had recent rain and could use a little. Today has been cloudy all day, and it is humid so maybe some is on the way. The humid weather is just what the birds want to promote the insects that feed their young families. Feeders are busy and almost all birds flying around seem to have a mouthful of “baby” food. Flowers in the northwest are in gorgeous bloom right now.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited the feeder o Kris Googisberg in Roseau , Roseau County on July 16th. Beth Siverhus reported FRANKLIN'S GULLS, INDIGO BUNTING, and VESPER SPARROWS northeast of Hayes Lake SP.

A COOPER'S HAWK was seen carrying food, by Shelley Steva in Thief River Falls, Pennington County on July 18th. Allyson Engelstad saw a GRAY CATBIRD on July 18.

In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva saw two MARBLED GODWITS and a COOPER'S HAWK south of Red Lake Falls.

Two SNOWY EGRETS were seen by Nick Brown at the outlet of Pelican Lake near Ashby in Grant County on July 16. Four WESTERN KINGBIRDS were found by Charlene Nelson in Delaware Township this week. Other species reported by Charlene included a WILD TURKEY hen with 8 chicks, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, ORCHARD ORIOLE, BROWN THRASHER, and GRAY CATBIRD. At the N. Ottawa Impoundment she reported small numbers of a variety of shorebirds including a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Four BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, GREAT EGRETS, EARED GREBES, and WESTERN GREBES were also seen. DICKCISSELS and SEDGE WRENS were plentiful. The northwest cell is being drawn down so some conditions will be changing depending on the weather.

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 26, 2018.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

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