[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, June 28, 2007
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Jun 28 20:02:57 CDT 2007
*June 28, 2007
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 28, 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 28,
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.
With all the recent rains, all is green here this June. A few heavy
storms brought more rain to part of the area, so conditions are moist,
and prairie wildflowers are beautiful all over.
At and around Glacial Ridge NWR, Nathaniel Emery reported that many
DICKCISSELS are singing in all the weedy fields this year. A few GREATER
PRAIRIE-CHICKENS could be heard still booming at 9 P.M. on June 23
there. Other species seen in that area of Polk County included many
UPLAND SANDPIPERS, MARBLED GODWITS, HORNED LARKS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS,
and LE CONTE'S SPARROWS. Danielle Olson at Rydell NWR reported TRUMPETER
SWAN, RED-NECKED GREBE, and SCARLET TANAGER among the species reported
there this week.
Kim Conway found a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO at Huot in Red Lake County this
Here in Pennington County, I had a visit from a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on
June 27. I suspect nesting nearby, as this species was at my feeder for
quite awhile, then absent for about two weeks, and returned this week.
As I write this, a pair of HAIRY WOODPECKERS and a pair of DOWNY
WOODPECKERS have brought their young to the suet for a special treat.
The RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER also has returned, but no sign of any young
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, a family of COMMON LOONS with two
chicks is growing fast on Parker Pool. Other species much in evidence on
June 22 included nesting RED-NECKED GREBES and a variety of ducks.
Bob Williams found a DICKCISSEL in Clearwater County near the
intersection of CR 22 and CR 7 on June 27.
At Norris Camp Picnic area in Lake of the Woods County on June 23, I was
able to find the nesting BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS reported earlier. This
was not difficult, as the young woodpecker or woodpeckers are nearly
ready to fledge, and were very noisy, advertising their location
throughout the area. Both adults were actively feeding the young, but I
was unable to tell if the young male that dominated the opening had any
Thanks to Bob Williams, Danielle Olson, Kim Conway, and Nate Emery for
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, July 5, 2007.
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