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Kathy Dennis took this fantastic photo of a loon with a baby on its back last weekend on Potato Lake. "They just swam right up to us," she said.

An Amateur's Guide to the Forests, Fields and Skies: What the heck is that critter? You tell us

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"Dick and June Axelson here. On Little Mantrap Lake, we have blackbirds, chickadees, and orioles, all feeding on the grape jelly feeder. We've never seen this before. Are they hungry!"

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That seemed intriguing so I put out my grape jelly feeder, which I hadn't had an opportunity to do this spring, when the orioles were here. (You will begin to see why this is called the amateur's guide.)

Bupkis.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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