East Silent Resort - A Timeless Tradition... Video Photo Gallery Photo Contest Blog Share This Facebook

New Luxury Lake HomesWe are now accepting advanced reservations for our New Lake Homes.

Call today to set up your next family vacation.
1-218-758-2716
1-800-242-6904
Book Online

Monday, December 31, 2012

Freeze Fest 2013

 

 

Annual Freezin' for a Reason

Saturday - Feb. 9, 2013, PERHAM, MN


Freeze Fest Plunge

Saturday 1:00 pm Jump at Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake

 

Lions Breakfast

Perham Lions Pancake Breakfast

Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake from 7-11 am Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

 

Freeze Your Face Race

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

Registration at 8 am. Race starts at 9 am

You can register on line at www.perhamhalfmarathon.com or through the PACC

 

PSC Fishing Derby

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

Check in time is 8 am (at Zorbaz) and derby starts at 9 am

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Friday, December 28, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 27, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 27, 2012 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 a cold , but pleasantly quiet week here in the northwest, and feeders, both avian and human have been very busy.
 
Here is Pennington County at our feeder east of Thief River Falls, a NORTHERN SHRIKE has visited several times , checking out the BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES. Also a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER appeared at the feeder recently and a pair of PILEATED WOODPECKERS are coming daily.
 
Shelley Steva reported twenty COMMON REDPOLLS in Oklee, Red Lake County, on December 20. Also seen were about 200 SNOW BUNTINGS, and 30 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in the county.
 
Leon Thoreson observed a NORTHERN GOSHAWK at his farm near Climax on December 22. Feeding regularly in his yard are BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, about 150 SNOW BUNTINGS, and many COMMON REDPOLLS.
 
Marshall Howe saw a GRAY JAY at the Lake Alice Bog in Hubbard County on December 22.  He reported PINE GROSBEAKS, and a HOARY REDPOLL at his place near Dorset on December 24. The RED CROSSBILLS reported last week across the lake are still there.
 
A late HERMIT THRUSH was seen at the feeders of Hebe and Jim Shipp near Pelican Rapids on December 26.
 
Thanks to Hebe and Jim Shipp, Leon Thoreson, Marshall Howe, and Shelley Steva for their reports.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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 3, 2013.

  


posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fwd: FREEZE FEST 2013


Annual Freezin' for a Reason

Saturday - Feb. 9, 2013, PERHAM, MN


Freeze Fest Plunge

Contact Jill Shipman at ships@eot.com or 218.371.5909 or 218/346-7102 (w)

Saturday 1:00 pm Jump at Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake – SPONSORED BY KINSHIP

 

Lions Breakfast

Perham Lions Pancake Breakfast

Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake from 7-11 am Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Contact: Gary Senske 218-841-7660

 

Freeze Your Face Race

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

Registration at 8 am. Race starts at 9 am

You can register on line at www.perhamhalfmarathon.com or through the PACC

Contact: Jeff Morris 218/371-5992 or Angie Fudge 218/298-0806

SPONSORED BY PERHAM CC

 

PSC Fishing Derby

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

Check in time is 8 am (at Zorbaz) and derby starts at 9 am

For more information contact Nick at Gene's Sport Shop- 218-346-3355

SPONSORED BY THE PERHAM SPORTSMANS CLUB

 

*CHOCOLATE SATURDAY SALES WILL BE GOING ON IN PERHAM FEB. 9TH!

SPONSORED BY THE PERHAM EVENTS COMMITTEE (PEC)- CONTACT EOT FOCUS – 218-346-5900


posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fwd: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 20, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 20, 2012 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.
 
Weather has been stable here in the northwest for the past week. We are expecting that to change any day  now, but hope it won't be over Christmas. Birds are busy at the feeders and the CBC counters are finding lots of species.
 
In Otter Tail County , Alma Ronningen had a late YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER at her feeder in Dent  on December 20. AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen in the yard.
 
Ben Wieland reported a CAROLINA WREN at Ten Mile Lake  on the Walker CBC on December 16. A VARIED THRUSH was seen by Thomas Malone outside the circle on the south side of CR 84 on the east side of Island Lake.
 
In Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Park Rapids on December 14. PINE GROSBEAKS were seen in Dorset on December 17, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKNORTHERN SHRIKE, and 2 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on December 18. On the 20th, Marshall Howe had a flock of 100 COMMON REDPOLLS and two HOARY REDPOLLS in his yard near Dorset.
 
Linda Schumann reported a flock of EVENING GROSBEAKS at Rainbow resort in Becker County on December 17.
 
Mark Otnes saw a probable GYRFALCON just north of Downer in Clay County on December 14. Keith Corliss reported that the Fargo-Moorhead CBC found 12 species of waterfowl including GREEN-WINGED TEAL, REDHEADWOOD DUCKAMERICAN BLACK DUCKRING-NECKED DUCKRUDDY DUCK and NORTHERN PINTAIL. Other species seen on the Clay County side of the river included NORTHERN GOSHAWKHORNED LARKBOHEMIAN WAXWINGHARRIS'S SPARROWWHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL.
 
In Polk County, Emily Hutchins reported 79 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, 3 BALD EAGLES, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Crookston, and 175 COMMON REDPOLLS on the Crookston CBC on December 15. On December 17, she found 20 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS a mile west of Mentor, and 20 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS along CR 45 east of MN 32. Sandy Aubol reported two HOARY REDPOLLS in East Grand Forks on December 18. A large flock of SNOW BUNTINGS was seen along CR 20 on December 19.
 
On December 15, 233 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen on the southwest side of Warren in Marshall County by  Heidi Hughes. and a SNOWY OWL was found 8 miles west of the Audubon Center on the 19th. Lynda Knutsen saw an AMERICAN ROBIN in Middle River on December 16. Reporting on the 20th from Agassiz NWR, Lynda reported that a BLACK-BILLED MAGPIERED-BREASTED NUTHATCH,  PINE GROSBEAKS , and COMMON REDPOLLS continue to be seen at refuge headquarters. Unusual is a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD hanging around headquarters the last few days.
 
Thanks to all who sent in sightings this week . Please remember to send in the highlights of the northwest CBC's when results are known.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, December 27, 2012.

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fwd: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 13, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 13, 2012 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.

 
Here in the  northwest we seem to have settled into more typical winter weather, though without all the drama of snowstorms that have happened in the southern part of the state. Birds here are busy at the feeders, and people seem to be busy with Christmas preparations.
 
In  Lake of the Woods County, Beth Siverhus saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL along MN 72 about 5 miles south of Baudette on December 11. Two GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen by Tim Driscoll along the Faunce Road twelve miles south of the  Faunce fire tower on December 1.
 
Kris Guggisberg has had a MERLIN  hanging around the yard in Roseau, Roseau County since Thanksgiving. Beth Siverhus reported that there are many BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Warroad.
 
Greg Knutsen from Agassiz NWR in Marshall County observed a pair of BALD EAGLES on the west side of the refuge on December 7. Cliff Steinhauer saw a pair of COMMON RAVENS east of Warren on December 10, and many SNOW BUNTINGS along the roads. Eight PINE GROSBEAKS have been visiting his yard near the west entrance to Agassiz NWR. He has also seen three RUFFED GROUSE in the area.
 
In Pennington County, Cliff Steinhauer saw COMMON RAVENS near Thief River Falls, and also St Hilaire on December 13.
 
Myron Peterson reported 50 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at the Bardo Cemetery three miles north and a half mile east of Eldred in Polk County on December 6. Other species seen in the area included CEDAR WAXWINGS and PINE GROSBEAKS. Sandy Aubol reported 26 CEDAR WAXWINGS and three BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in East Grand Forks on December 7.  Two GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and four PINE GROSBEAKS have also been visiting her yard.
 
Kristy May in Waubun in southern Mahnomen County reported on December 13 that there were many SNOW BUNTINGS along US 59 between Waubun and Mahnomen. CEDAR WAXWINGSBOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, and up to 14 PINE GROSBEAKS are regularly being seen in Waubun.
 
Linda Schumann at Rainbow Resort in northern Becker County reported PINE GROSBEAKS and COMMON REDPOLLS at their feeders on December 7,
 
From Hubbard County on December 7, Erika Sitz reported PINE GROSBEAKS at the home of Greg and Julie Sitz in Park Rapids. Marshall Howe saw a male NORTHERN HARRIER in Nevis on December 10.
 
Jody Doll reported  on December 13 that many TRUMPETER SWANS can be seen from CR 78 in the Ottertail River. Also seen in the area were a GREAT HORNED OWL and a pair of  NORTHERN CARDINALS.
 
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Cliff Steinhauer, Erika Sitz, Gregg Knutsen, Jody Doll, Kristy May, Linda Schumann, Marshall Howe, Myron Peterson, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, December 20, 2012.

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fwd: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 6, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 6, 2012 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 thought that winter weather had finally come, but now the snow is all gone, and cold remains. That may be remedied this weekend as more is promised. Winter birds and northern specialties are being seen in many locations making birding very interesting.
 
Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported 500 TRUMPETER SWANS in corn fields south of Ottertail on CR 78 on November 30 and still there on December 6. In Fergus Falls, they saw 22 COMMON REDPOLLS on December 6.
 
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County on December 4 saw a dark phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and on the 5th , eight PINE GROSBEAKS came to his yard. December 6th , he saw 40 COMMON REDPOLLS, and one HOARY REDPOLL was among the group.
 
Dave and Betty Hochhalter on November 30 reported a NORTHERN CARDINAL, and both PINE GROSBEAK and EVENING GROSBEAK in Detroit Lakes in Becker County. Lori Naumann reported a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Detroit Lakes for some time near 1215 Long Ave.
 
From Mahnomen County, Kristy May reported RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHCEDAR WAXWINGSPINE GROSBEAKSPURPLE FINCH, and COMMON REDPOLLS this week in Waubun.
 
Sandy Aubol reports that a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW is visiting her feeder in East Grand Forks in Polk County since December 2. Vanessa Lane was at the Audubon Center near Warren on December 2 where she saw a LONG-EARED OWLWHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLSPINE GROSBEAK, and COMMON REDPOLLS. Donna and Leon Thoreson near Climax  on November 29  had BLACK-B ILLED MAGPIESRED-BREASTED NUTHATCHAMERICAN TREE SPARROWSNOW BUNTINGS, and COMMON REDPOLLS at their feeders. On December 4  seven GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen near their driveway.
 
Heidi Hughes saw 60 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Warren , Marshall County, on December 6. From Agassiz NWR , Lynda Knutsen reported BALD EAGLERED-BREASTED NUTHATCHBLACK-BILLED MAGPIE, and COMMON REDPOLLS.
 
Here in Pennington County, a BROWN CREEPER has been seen several times in the yard, most recently on December 1.
 
Tim Driscoll brought 4 of his students to the Beltrami Island State Forest on December 1.  While there, Vayla Van Dyke, Mark Jackson, Krista Kenyon, and Jordan Duvall  saw many northern forest birds. In Beltrami County they reported BALD EAGLES, 36 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKSGREAT HORNED OWLNORTHERN HAWK OWLBLACK-BILLED MAGPIENORTHERN SHRIKE and SNOW BUNTINGS.
 
Lake of the Woods County sightings by Tim Driscoll's group included RUFFED GROUSE, 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKSBARRED OWLGRAY JAY, and PINE GROSBEAKS.
 
Carol Parker reported a male NORTHERN CARDINAL at her feeder in Warroad in Roseau County on December 3.
 
Thanks to all who sent in sightings this week. As the Christmas Bird Counts come up, please remember to send the highlights in to the hotline so that others may look for those birds.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, December 13, 2012.

posted by Nick Leonard at
0 Comments

Powered by Blogger

Archives:

Previous Posts:

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]