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Fri., March 30, 2012, 6:18 a.m.

Ospreys migrating back to Spokane area

Osprey. (Jesse Tinsley)
Osprey. (Jesse Tinsley)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Tundra swans are flocking to the region, enjoying the  fields and sloughs flooded with our record March wetness.

But while the swans will continue north in their spring migration, other birds are moving in to say all summer and raise broods in our midst.

Among the recent arrivals:

Brad & I found our first osprey of the year on the dike road between Silver and North Silver Lake in Spokane County on March 28.

--Fran Haywood, Spokane birder




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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