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A bluebird poses outside her house near Century School in Park Rapids. Although they are generally timid, the noisy playground nearby doesn't seem to bother them. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Bluebird Recovery Project counts success one egg, hatch at a time

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The Bluebird Recovery Project depends on the kindness of strangers.

Neglect, ignorance and complacence have resulted in bluebird houses throughout the county being left unattended, and hence, vacant.


They're clogged with old nesting materials, have rotting, moldy interior walls and leaky roofs. What self-respecting bluebird would want to live in a dump like this?

Other houses were built too low to the ground.

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