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ALWAYS IN SEASON: Robins are common but mysterious at same time

Published 04/22/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Swamp sparrows. Marbled godwits. Yellow-rumped warblers. Ruby-crowned kinglets. Sandhill cranes. LeConte’s sparrows. Turkey vultures. This is a short list of the birds reported in Grand Forks this week. Yet, I have been fixated on American robins, perhaps the most familiar species of all birds in our area, and certainly one of the most abundant.

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