Date: 1/11/18 6:05 pm
From: Jeanie Joppru <ajjoppru...>
Subject: [mou-net] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, January 11, 2018
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 11,
2018 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.

This week with a couple of milder days, a few birds were reported, but there
was little variety. Most folks reported common feeder birds and other
overwintering species. Several snowy owls were also observed.

GRAY PARTRIDGE were observed in northern Kittson County by Larry Wilebski
on January 11.

From Marshall County, Cliff Steinhauer reported COMMON REDPOLLS, and PINE
GROSBEAKS in his yard near the south side of Agassiz National Wildlife
Refuge on January 11.

In Thief River Falls , Pennington County, Shelley Steva and I found 25 CEDAR
WAXWINGS feeding on crabapples in the area of Dewey Ave on January 7. An
AMERICAN KESTREL was seen at the Hazel elevator that day also.

Sandy Aubol in Polk County found two GOLDEN EAGLES along US 75 near Angus
on January 7. At the Crookston cemetery, she observed RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PINE SISKINS, COMMON
REDPOLLS, and a MERLIN. At home in East Grand Forks, she reported NORTHERN
CARDINAL, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and HARRIS'S SPARROW. Elsewhere in the county
she found GRAY PARTRIDGE. I found a SNOWY OWL in Polk County on January
3. Leon Thoreson reported another SNOWY OWL on January 5, and a NORTHERN
SHRIKE on January 6. Agassiz Audubon reported a HOARY REDPOLL among the
COMMON REDPOLLS on January 11.

Wayne Perala reported some species on January 11 at and near the Orwell Dam
in Otter Tail County. They included NORTHERN SHRIKE , a SHORT-EARED OWL
which was later found killed by a car, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, LAPLAND
LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, and EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE.

Five SNOWY OWLS were found in Wilkin County by Nick Roehl on January 7.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at <ajjoppru...> <mailto:<ajjoppru...>
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, January 18, 2018.




Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN


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