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ALWAYS IN SEASON: Vanguard of migration arrives in the valley

Published 02/22/2009, Grand Forks Herald

Last week, I wrote about “zugunruhe,” the restlessness that birds feel as migration approaches. Of course it’s not only birds that feel restless. “Spring fever” is a well-known phenomenon among humans. For bird lovers, spring fever includes a restless yearning for new species, and this means an impatience for migration to get under way. It is, in fact, beginning. But only so slowly.

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