This is the Northwest Birding Report for Friday, November 23, 2018.

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New visitors are appearing in the area daily, as more and more of the northern species move south. There are reports of snowy owls, northern shrikes, common redpolls, and pine siskins from widely separated parts of the northwest. Feeders are also very busy with resident birds trying to survive the ups and downs of the temperatures. It appears that we are going back to colder days now after a couple of milder ones and today the feeders were especially busy.

Several BUFFLEHEADS were observed by Mike Thiele on the Rainy River west of Baudette in Lake of the Woods County on November 16.

Brent Pearson observed a SNOWY OWL in northern Kittson County on November 20.

AMERICAN ROBINS were reported in Bemidji, Beltrami County on November 18.

A WILD TURKEY was observed by Shauni Mulder in southern Pennington County on November 22, and a BALD EAGLE was seen in northwestern Red Lake County that day also.

In Marshall County, Andy Joppru saw a SNOWY OWL in flight on November 21. The bird was flying east and I could not locate it later in the day. I did, however, see three GRAY PARTRIDGE and a RUFFED GROUSE along CR 7.

Sandy Aubol reported on November 18 that she saw several COMMON REDPOLLS, some CEDAR WAXWINGS, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, and a single FOX SPARROW near her house in East Grand Forks, Polk County.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was spotted in Detroit Lakes on November 21, and a RING-NECKED PHEASANT was seen near a feeder north of Frazee on November 22, both in Becker County.

Another NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen west of Fergus Falls on November 18.

Mike North reported three BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, and 100 PINE SISKINS near Deep Portage in Cass County on November 16, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE on Sylvan Lake.

Wayne Perala reported a SNOWY OWL and many SNOW BUNTINGS in the vicinity of the N. Ottawa impoundment in Grant County on November 18.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber’s numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, November 29, 2018.

 Jeanie Joppru

Pennington County, MN