[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, June 14, 2007
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Jun 14 20:02:07 CDT 2007
*June 14, 2007
Great Horned Owl
Great Crested Flycatcher
Le Conte's Sparrow
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 14, 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 14,
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.
Birding has been quiet in the northwest this week , and weather has been
unsettled. There has been much wind, quite a lot of rain, and this has
no doubt kept birds quiet, and birders inside. Now is the time to view
many species of wildflowers in the northwest among them the several
species of wild orchids.
In Polk County, Dave Lambeth, while birding in the East Grand Forks
Greenway along the Red River of the North, found a NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED
SPARROW singing less than 100 yards south of the Point Bridge. There was
a LE CONTE'S SPARROW about 200 yards south of that. Other species seen
in the Greenway included RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 3 INDIGO BUNTINGS, and
BOBOLINK. Shelley Steva and Zeann Linder found a TRUMPETER SWAN pair
with two cygnets on a lake in the eastern part of the county between
Bagley and Shevlin on June 12. Danielle Olson at Rydell NWR reported
COMMON LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE, COOPER'S HAWK, and SWAINSON'S HAWK among
others at the refuge this week.
In Red Lake County, Bob Janssen found several SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS at
the Red Lake Falls wastewater treatment ponds on June 13. An AMERICAN
BITTERN was heard later that evening pumping in a marsh south of Red
A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER continues to come to our feeder near Thief
River Falls in Pennington County.
Gary Tischer at Agassiz NWR in Marshall County reported on June 14, that
several WOOD DUCK broods are being seen, one with as many as 16
ducklings. At least two broods of BUFFLEHEADS were spotted this week.
CANADA GOOSE broods are down this year, probably due to the eggs
freezing in the cold spell we had in April. A pair of COMMON LOONS with
two chicks is being seen in the north side of Parker Pool, the first
nesting record for the refuge. Four pairs of BALD EAGLES with young have
been found at the refuge. FRANKLIN'S GULLS have mostly abandoned the
colony this year, and it is thought that this might be due to predation
by mammals or other birds such as BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS. Other
species seen this week included WESTERN GREBES, EARED GREBES, and an
Larry Wilebski in Kittson County reported BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO at his
Shorebird Park on June 9. Some GREAT HORNED OWL owlets fledged on June
10 on his property. Other species he reported included HORNED LARKS, and
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER.
Thanks to Bob Janssen, Danielle Olson, Dave Lambeth, Gary Tischer, Larry
Wilebski, Shelley Steva, and Zeann Linder 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 21, 2007.
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