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*Detroit Lakes
*November 27, 2015

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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 27, 2015
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@mncable.net)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Friday, November 27, 2015 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 day after Thanksgiving is a wonderful day in the northwest, albeit very cold, near zero. Bountiful sunshine is showing up all the bright plumage of the wintering species such as woodpeckers and chickadees. Feeders are busy today as we have a small respite from the strong winds of yesterday.

From Lake of the Woods County, Gretchen Mehmel at Norris Camp reported DARK-EYED JUNCOS, a HARRIS'S SPARROW, and COMMON REDPOLLS on November 20.

Beth Siverhus in Warroad in Roseau County observed both BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and PINE GROSBEAKS in the crabapples in her yard this week. SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on the golf course and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed along MN 11 .

Hal Sanders in Beltrami County saw a SNOWY OWL in downtown Bemidji on November 17.

Cliff Steinhauer reported that as of November 25, about 5000 SANDHILL CRANES were still feeding in the harvested cornfields along CR 7 in Marshall County just west of Agassiz NWR. About 50 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were feasting on the crabapples in Cliff's yard.

In Red Lake County, Anita Vettleson reported that a male NORTHERN CARDINAL was seen on November 21 in the yard of Krista Bernstein in Oklee.

Sandy Aubol observed a PINE GROSBEAK in the 700 block of 12th St NW in East Grand Forks, Polk County, on November 21.

A SNOWY OWL was seen by Matt Mecklenburg 0.2 miles east of the intersection of 100th Ave S and 160th St. S in Clay County on November 22.

Several observers reported a VARIED THRUSH at Kabekona Lake in Hubbard County from November 20 to at least November 25. Further information may be obtained from E-bird. Marshall Howe at Dorset reported 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in some crabapples near Dorset on November 22. Other species reported included PINE SISKINS, and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.

Thanks to Anita Vettleson, Beth Siverhus, Cliff Steinhauer, Gretchen Mehmel, Hal Sanders, Marshall Howe, Matt Mecklenburg, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, December 3, 2015.

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