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MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Two young, recently fledged ospreys hone their flying skills along the Spokane River in early August.

 (Dan Pelle)

Osprey-viewing boat cruise set for Saturday

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A boat-load of people will get a close-up view of wildlife biologists capturing and banding young osprey during a wildlife-watching boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday (July 13). Space is limited, so sign up now for this event, which includes...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

A male and female harlequin duck rest by a stream in Glacier National Park. (National Park Service)

Harlequin duck, 17, returns to Glacier Park

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A male harlequin duck, known to be at least 17 years old, was recently identified in Glacier National Park by University of Montana researchers and Glacier National Park scientists. The banded duck is believed to be the third oldest on record. The...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

A flock of pintail ducks in flight. (Jaime Johnson)

Migrating waterfowl making a buzz at Turnbull

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Migrating waterfowl are providing plenty of noise and action for birdwatchers visiting Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this week. Here's today's report from Mike Rule, refuge wildlife biologist: For the past week there have been over 100 white swans on Turnbull National Wildlife...

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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

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MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

A huge flock of American robins in February 2013 near Walla Walla. (Carl Kjellstrand)

Robins flock in profusion near Walla Walla

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- I've seen flocks of American robins off and on around Spokane this winter, but nothing close to the locust-like congregations found earlier this month near Walla Walla. Carl Kjellstrand sent these two photos from the Walla Walla area and noted that the...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

Saturday, February 16th, we had six female Pine Grosbeaks in our yard in Veradale -- definitely a new yard bird for us.  They were not actually eating berries but rather were extracting and eating the seeds from within the berries and discarding the pulp.  In the picture you can see how the berries have been opened up and the seeds removed.  
 
 (Marlene & Bob Cashen  )

Pine grosbeaks go for the meat 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Spokane Valley birders Marlene and Bob Cashen carefully watched a new bird on their block over the weekend to make this observation. Saturday, February 16th, we had six female Pine Grosbeaks in our yard in Veradale -- definitely a new yard bird...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013

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