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A purple finch poses on a branch , snow bedecking its tiny body. (Steve Maanum / For the Enterprise)

From Backyards to Backwoods: Bird feeders are source of nutrition for winter birds

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I just want you to know that right now our hummingbirds, loons, and orioles are basking in the southern sun while we sit in the frigid North Country. You do realize that we're only three or four hours (by air) from Arizona, Texas, or Florida. That's where some of our backyard birds and our snowbirds have flocked to for the winter months. We, on the other hand, have chosen to stay here. That says something about us Minnesotans - I'll let you decide what.

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