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Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

Bird migrations kicking into gear


They're back! Red-winged blackbirds are harbingers of spring.
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)
They're back! Red-winged blackbirds are harbingers of spring. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The spring bird migration often subtly comes to our attention. Other times, it's obvious even to the casual observer.

Here's a head's up from the weekend by birder Terry Gray in the Palouse:

Today in east Moscow there were many American Robins (300+) and many RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS (100+) moving through.  Some of the male blackbirds were already perched on top of cattails singing for the girls!




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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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