[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, June 7, 2007
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Jun 7 20:49:58 CDT 2007
*June 7, 2007
Great Gray Owl
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 7, 2007
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru at wiktel.com)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 7,
2007 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.
This has been very unsettled week, weather-wise, with rain scattered all
over and amounts that vary tremendously, much wind, and even some
sunshine. Temperatures have not been very warm during this period.
Leaves are getting big and making it difficult to see the birds,
particularly in the windy conditions.
In Lake of the Woods County Martin Kehoe, Jenny Moorman, and Cindy
McDougal found 109 species in Lake of the Woods County. Included in
those species were at least three BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS. One was at
the Faunce campground, and a nesting pair was seen at the Norris picnic
area. Two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were found at Zipple Bay State Park
beach, and a MERLIN was seen feasting on a catbird. Other species
recorded on their June 1 Big Day included COMMON TERN, FORSTER'S TERN,
BLACK TERN, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER,
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, BROWN CREEPER, WOOD THRUSH, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER.
On June 4, Martin Kehoe reported four TRUMPETER SWANS on a beaver pond
deep within the Beltrami Island State Forest in Lake of the Woods
In Beltrami County, Martin Kehoe saw a GREAT GRAY OWL at milepost 47
along MN 72 on June 4.
Here in Pennington County, I have a secondhand report of a NORTHERN
CARDINAL in the city of Thief River Falls.
A BURROWING OWL has been found near the Glacial Ridge NWR in Polk County
by Jason and Becky Ekstein on June 1. Nate Emery, in Polk County,
reported 2 NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS a half mile north of the MN
102/ CR 46 intersection near the Tympanuchus WMA on private property;
GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN broods, BLACK TERNS, WESTERN KINGBIRDS, and
COMMON RAVENS have been seen around the Glacial Ridge Project. The
WESTERN KINGBIRDS were seen a mile west and a bit north of the Highway
32 Glacial Ridge Headquarters - just north of the gravel road before the
Bradshaw gravel pit. From Rydell NWR, Danielle Olson sent a long list of
species found at the refuge this week including COOPER'S HAWK,
SWAINSON'S HAWK, SORA, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, and COMMON NIGHTHAWK.
John Ellis visited Felton Prairie in Clay County on June 1 where he
found 14 MARBLED GODWITS, CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS, and ORCHARD
ORIOLES. Conny Brunell in Clay County on June 3, saw 4 NELSON'S
SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS along about two miles of road in the northeast
part of the county. They were along CR27 in the first two miles south of
the intersection of CR 34 and CR 27 east of Felton.
Thanks to Conny Brunell, Danielle Olson , John Ellis, Martin Kehoe, and
Nate Emery for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at ajjoppru at wiktel.com 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. When reporting by email please put "NW Bird Report" in the
subject line of your message. The next scheduled update of this report
is Thursday, June 14, 2007.
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