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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vacation Home Construction - Part 10

Check out our first round of interior vacation home pictures. As you can see, the cabinets are in! You can see many more photos on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/EastSilentResort. There is still time to book your next Minnesota family resort vacation at East Silent Resort

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vacation Home Construction - Part 9

Spring is here…despite having some of the nastiest weather of the year recently. Regardless, we are excited for the 2011 resort season. We are still catching up with the vacation home construction photos. These are from November 2010. We finished the concrete and hydroseeding just days before the first snow storm of 2010. So, we are very excited to watch grass emerge once this snow finally melts. You can see more photos on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=50285839449&aid=296544.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, March 24, 2011

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, March 24, 2011 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.

It has been an interesting weather week throughout the state. In the far northwest, the wonderful thawing has stopped when the big storm blew through the region. Interestingly, little or no snow or rain fell north of US 2 while just a few miles south many inches were deposited. It had a cut off line like a summer thunderstorm, and in fact there was some thunder in some places. It has moved the birds around, and more north bound migrants have moved into the far northern counties.

Alma Ronningen in Otter Tail County reported BALD EAGLE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, AMERICAN ROBIN, COMMON REDPOLL, and HOUSE FINCH on March 22. On March 24, a DARK-EYED JUNCO sang in the yard.

Marshall Howe reported 8 COMMON MERGANSERS in Park Rapids ,MALLARD,  RED-TAILED HAWK, and PINE SISKIN in Hubbard County on March 24.

In Becker County, Beau Shroyer observed a flock of about 30 AMERICAN ROBINS and another similar flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Detroit Lakes on March 24.

Stephen Rossiter visited Rydell NWR on March 21 where he saw 15 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and some DARK-EYED JUNCOS. Other species seen in Polk County included a PIED-BILLED GREBE, BALD EAGLE, NORTHERN HARRIER, HORNED LARK, and even an EASTERN BLUEBIRD near Fisher.

Shelley Steva spotted 6 COMMON GOLDENEYE in the Lost River near Oklee in Red Lake County on March 21.

A BALD EAGLE was seen by Andy Joppru west of St. Hilaire in Pennington County on March 18. Zeann Linder reported that MERLINS were heard this week in Thief River Falls.

Maggie Anderson reported from Agassiz NWF in Marshall County  that several CANADA GEESE returned on March 15. NORTHERN HARRIER and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on March 17, SANDHILL CRANES were heard on March 19, WESTERN MEADOWLARK  was seen at Farmes Pool, AMERICAN KESTREL returned on March 20.  RED-TAILED HAWK and MOURNING DOVE returned on March 20.

Shelley Steva reported two TRUMPETER SWANS in Clearwater County on March 18. Kelly Larson reported SANDHILL CRANE, RED-TAILED HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and NORTHERN HARRIER near Bagley on March 21. AMERICAN ROBIN, COMMON REDPOLL, HOARY REDPOLL, PINE SISKIN, and PURPLE FINCH were seen on March 22,  and AMERICAN KESTREL and COMMON GOLDENEYE on March 23.

At Larry Wilebski's cabin in Kittson County at least two HOARY REDPOLLS were seen among the COMMON REDPOLLS at the feeders there on March 19. Not far away was a GREAT HORNED OWL nest with parents on guard.

Gretchen Mehmel reported a HOARY REDPOLL at the Norris Camp feeders on March 18.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Andy Joppru, Beau Shroyer, Gretchen Mehmel, Kelly Larson, Maggie Anderson, Marshall Howe, Shelley Steva, and Stephen Rossiter for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, March 31, 2011


  

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, March 17, 2011

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, March 17, 2011 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.

Spring finally seems to be on the way, judging by the warm temperatures, and the variety of bird species being reported. The birds are slowly returning. By now, there are HORNED LARKS  everywhere, and even a few geese have been seen in the northwest, scouts looking for open water. BALD EAGLES are at the nests throughout most of the area, as are the GREAT HORNED OWLS.

Larry Wilebski  reported on March 13 that there is another VARIED THRUSH in the Lancaster area. It is being seen at a property outside of the town, and if anyone is interested in seeing the bird , please contact Larry for directions. His email address is larryw@wiktel.com.

Diana Morkassel, near Warren in Marshall County , on March 10 saw 2 BALD EAGLES , some HORNED LARKS. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen near the Good Samaritan Center in Warren. A possible NORTHERN CARDINAL was heard east of Warren on March 17. Maggie Anderson reported that a pair of CANADA GEESE returned to headquarters pool at Agassiz NWR on March 15. Cory and Angie Floden saw a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL at a farm southeast of Warren on March 16.

Shelley Steva observed a NORTHERN HARRIER in southern Pennington County 3 miles east of the Seven Clans Casino.

In Red Lake County, Shelley reported an AMERICAN KESTREL in Plummer on March 14.

Sandy Aubol saw MERLIN  and heard it calling in East Grand Forks in Polk County on March 17. She also saw a male NORTHERN CARDINAL and some AMERICAN ROBINS there on March 17. Bruce Flaig saw a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS in the southern part of the county on March 16. John Loegering reported a MERLIN has returned to Crookston.

Marshall Howe saw an adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK in Dorset, Hubbard County on March 12. Other species seen in Hubbard County this week included BALD EAGLE, BROWN CREEPER; a GRAY JAY was seen at the Lake Alice Bog in central Hubbard County.

For those in Otter Tail County, spring seems to be progressing quickly. Brad and Dee Ehlers reported 50 TRUMPETER SWANS, and a variety of ducks including NORTHERN PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK, GADWALL, COMMON MERGANSER, and HOODED MERGANSER. AMERICAN COOT ,and  AMERICAN KESTREL were seen, as well as BALD EAGLES on the nest. Teresa Jaskiewicz at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center reported AMERICAN KESTREL, HORNED LARK, NORTHERN SHRIKE, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS. Alma Ronningen on March 17 reported WILD TURKEY, AMERICAN ROBIN, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, and still some COMMON REDPOLLS near Dent.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Bruce Flaig, Cory and Angie Floden , Diana Morkassel, John Loegering, Larry Wilebski, Maggie Anderson, Marshall Howe, Sandy Aubol, Shelley Steva, and Teresa Jaskiewicz for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, March 24, 2011.


  

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vacation Home Construction Update - Exterior Paint and Concrete

We hope you are as excited as we are about the new vacation homes at East Silent Resort. These photos are from late fall – only a couple weeks before our first big snow event of 2010/2011. You can view more photos on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/EastSilentResort). The first guests will arrive for these units in less than two months. Does that get you excited for your upcoming summer vacation at East Silent Resort? Still need to book your week??? We still have some space for 2011. Call us today at 800-242-6904!

 

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, March 10, 2011

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, March 10, 2011 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.

After a brief relapse, it seems that spring is  teasing us again. We in the northwest are welcoming the up and down temperatures as this will help melt the snow slowly instead of all at once. It may reduce the flood potential a bit. HORNED LARKS are coming through just now, and some of the locals can be seen - the single birds that fly up from the road shoulder.

Brad and Dee Ehlers reported about 20 COMMON REDPOLLS at the feeder in Fergus Falls, and also a BALD EAGLE at a  nest near Dalton at the freeway rest area.

Mel and Elaine Bennefeld  saw a male NORTHERN HARRIER on the north edge of Buffalo River SP in Clay County, and a BALD EAGLE over Meadows Golf Course in Moorhead on March 6.

From Polk County there are several reports of BALD EAGLES this week. Sandy Aubol also observed a GOLDEN EAGLE about 1.75 miles east of the intersection of CR 19 and CR 20 east of East Grand Forks. Bruce Flaig continues to see a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL in southern Polk County. About 100 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen by Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks on March 8. Leon Thoreson near Climax reported that they are feeding about 3 BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, 7 HORNED LARKS, 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS,160 SNOW BUNTINGS, one COMMON REDPOLL, and 25 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingmann found a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER in Erskine, and 14 WILD TURKEYS on the railroad tracks at milepost 54 between Erskine and Mentor along CR 45.

Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingmann saw a GREAT HORNED OWL in Red Lake County on March 8.

Linda Johnson reported a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on March 6.

In Kittson County, Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingmann saw two SNOWY OWLS west and north of Lancaster on March 7; other species seen in the county included a GREAT HORNED OWL and 2 HOARY REDPOLLS.

Roseau County sightings included a NORTHERN GOSHAWK a half miles east of MN 310 along 370th St. Other species seen included 2 NORTHERN HAWK OWLS, GRAY JAYS, PINE GROSBEAKS, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, and a HOARY REDPOLL on the east side of MN 89 3.5 miles north of Marshall County.

Carol Birkeland observed RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, GRAY JAYS, PINE GROSBEAKS, and COMMON REDPOLLS on Silver Creek east of Baudette in Lake of the Woods County. Gretchen Mehmel  at Norris Camp reported a similar mix of species at the feeders, also including PINE SISKINS on March 9. She also reported a possible PEREGRINE FALCON fly over.

Thanks to Brad and Dee Ehlers, Bruce Flaig, Carol Birkeland, Gretchen Mehmel, Leon Thoreson, Linda Johnson, Mel and Elaine Bennefels, Ron Erpelding, Herb Dingmann, Ron Fischer, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, March 17, 2011.

 

 

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