[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, November 8, 2007
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Nov 8 19:53:52 CST 2007
*November 8, 2007
American Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 8, 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, November 8,
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.
The march into winter continues in the northwest as now the nights are
cold, in the 20's, and days occasionally reaching 45 degrees. With no
wind, that can be really pleasant, but when the frequent winds kick up,
one is reminded to get out the hats and gloves. Winter residents are
appearing at feeders and SNOW BUNTINGS are being seen all over the area.
Tom Smith in Otter Tail County reported SNOW BUNTINGS on November 5. 25
WILD TURKEYS appeared in the yard of Jeff and Amy Drake on November 6.
They were surprised to see RUFFED GROUSE displaying on November 3.
In Becker County, Beau Shroyer discovered a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE in
Detroit Lakes on Bridgeview Lane which is a short road at the south end
of the lake. The bird was seen in the yard with the martin house.
Zeann Linder reported that Keith Wheeler had a pair of NORTHERN
CARDINALS in his yard in Thief River Falls in Pennington County on
While hunting in Marshall County, Kevin Englesrud saw RUFFED GROUSE and
two BALD EAGLES last weekend. Greg Knutson at Agassiz NWR saw an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at South Pool on November 5, and a SOLITARY
SANDPIPER there on November 7. Several NORTHERN SHRIKES have been seen
this week, and November 8, several EVENING GROSBEAKS came to the office
feeder. About 20 BALD EAGLES are present at the refuge this week. Most
of the water is frozen on the refuge as of this writing, but some open
water remains on Headquarters Pool where a variety of waterfowl remain.
Gary Tischer reported a WESTERN MEADOWLARK seen outside the refuge along
CR 7 this week.
Lyle and Sally Lauber reported that a female NORTHERN CARDINAL appeared
in their yard at Dixon Lake in Itasca County on November 5. Last week
the male was there. TREE SPARROWS and a PINE GROSBEAK were there on
Russ Reisz saw many of the usual late fall migrants in Roseau County
this week, including NORTHERN HARRIER and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, but the
best was a belated report of a BOREAL CHICKADEE which he saw on October
20 in his yard in Greenbush.
Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Gary Tischer, Greg Knutson, Jeff and Amy Drake,
Kevin Englesrud, Lyle and Sally Lauber, Russ Reisz, Tom Smith, 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. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, November
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