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-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *June 25, 2015 *MNST1506.25-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 25, 2015
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This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 25, 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.
Hot weather has arrived and with it, both mosquitos and storms. The din of baby birds is increasing in the yards. All sorts of nesting species have fledged or are feeding young in the nest this week.
Beth Siverhus and Gretchen Mehmel found a male NORTHERN CARDINAL in Lake of the Woods County along CR 2 south of Baudette near the Beltrami Island Forest line this week. A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was also there.
In Roseau County during the last two weeks, Beth reported a long list seen and heard on her breeding bird routes. The highlights were WESTERN GREBE on Lake of the Woods, nesting GREEN HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, SORA, MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, 12 species of warbler including GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, INDIGO BUNTING, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
Here in Pennington County, a PURPLE FINCH has been singing loudly in the yard, and on June 22, I heard a BARRED OWL calling along the river. Ron Erpelding reported a LEAST BITTERN in the slough east of CR 10 on the county line with Red Lake County.
In Red Lake County on the other side of the road, another LEAST BITTERN was heard. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along CR 3 south of Dorothy, and also a juvenile ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen in Red Lake County.
Sandy Aubol reported that more than 70 EARED GREBES were seen at the East Grand Forks WTP on June 20. All were busy building nests. Also there were a COMMON GOLDENEYE, WILLET , and WILSON'S PHALAROPE.
The MBW group led by Kim Eckert last weekend found a NELSON'S SPARROW on 150th Ave one mile west and 0.2 mile south of Waubun in Mahnomen County. LE CONTE’S SPARROWS were also there. Ian Hunter reported a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the Waubun School Forest on June 18. An EASTERN TOWHEE was found by Ron Erpelding near Pine Bend on the weekend, and a juvenile ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen in Waubun.
Roy Zimmerman in Becker County with the MBW group found a MUTE SWAN at Bisson Lake along CR 14. Ron Erpelding reported a BLACK DUCK at Calloway, and also a LEAST BITTERN in Becker County.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported by Charlene Nelson in Douglas County along MN 27 east of Hoffman on June 22.
Charlene Nelson found an UPLAND SANDPIPER along MN 27 west of Hoffman in Grant County on June 22.
Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, July 2, 2015.
Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN
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