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BIRDS

Keeping a steady supply of jelly out to attract orioles can be problematic even when it is readily available.
Our late spring is a challenge for migrating birds and frustrating for us, but it's not without its drama.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers the Merlin Bird ID app for free.
Warm, spring-like weather will continue to dominate the forecast throughout the remainder of the week, with highs in the upper 40s and lows around the freezing point each night through the weekend and into Monday.

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Project would add amphitheater, seating, picnic shelter and toilets to the birdwatching hotspot.
Single-digit temperatures couldn't deter the curiosity of a male ring-necked pheasant as it foraged for insects and seeds along the ground while searching through endless rows of chopped cornstalks along County Road 5 north of Willmar on Friday afternoon before a snowstorm brought an additional coating of snow to the region.
Despite another pandemic year, the volunteers for the Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count kept a 60-year tradition of citizen-science. This year's sightings included a golden eagle and more trumpeter swans than ever before.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also hears from readers on a smart tip to scare birds away from a tree and weighs in on pruning shrubs now after a hot summer.
A common merganser on Lake Bemidji has taken on at least one other brood of ducklings.
Julie Dickie is a state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator in northern Minnesota. Every year, at this time, we get many calls for birds that have struck windows. The birds are tired, and like people when we get tired, they don’t always make the best quick decisions.

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OSAKIS, Minn. -- “Get out,” Mike Massman hollered from within his family’s pigeon loft. “Out!”
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota is home to many types of woodpeckers, but the yellow-bellied sapsucker has the best name out of all of them -- at least in my opinion.
A bald eagle stretches its talons before landing on a television antenna with another eagle Friday, Feb 21, near Riverside Drive in Brainerd, Minn. The nearby open water of the Mississippi River offers prime hunting for the raptors. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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