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-RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *July 14, 2005 *MNDL0507.14 -Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 14, 2005
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Friday, July 15, 2005 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.
We have had very hot weather this week in the northwest, and it is reflected in the lack of reports of birds found. The birds that have been most obvious this week are the all pervasive mosquitoes which have thrived in the hot weather after all the rain.
At Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Marshall County, many families of young waterfowl can be seen. RED-NECKED GREBES can be seen with young, and there are many young AMERICAN COOTS also. In addition I also noticed several families of RUDDY DUCKS today when I was at the refuge.
On July 12, Shelley Steva saw a male COOPER'S HAWK carrying food in its talons just east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County, leading us to believe that a nest may be nearby.
Shelley also reported seeing a GREEN HERON in Otter Tail County near New York Mills and another in Becker County just north of Detroit Lakes on July 12. She also observed a BELTED KINGFISHER in Wadena County.
Thanks to Shelley Steva for her report.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at email@example.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 Friday, July 22, 2005.