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Red-winged blackbirds return for a day

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Some birds seemed to think it was spring this past weekend and showed up much earlier than they did last year.

Bill Valtinson of Park Rapids reported having mourning doves in his yard March 11-12. Last year mourning doves returned to our area March 27.


Dick from Lake Emma Township saw a half-dozen male robins Saturday, March 11, as well as male red-winged blackbirds. Dick also spotted a red-tailed hawk that day.

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