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Red-winged blackbird has soap-opera private life

Carl surveys his domain from dry marsh grasses in early spring. (photo:Bill Danielson)
Carl surveys his domain from dry marsh grasses in early spring. (photo:Bill Danielson)
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The red-winged blackbird is an iconic symbol of spring. To teach you about the lives of these beautiful birds, let me tell you the story of a typical male of the species. To preserve the anonymity of my source, and to avoid risking a lawsuit, let’s just call this particular bird, oh, Carl. Carl spent the winter in more southern latitudes with many other species of blackbirds. It is even possible that he headed down ...


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gloriaO
May 8, 2013
10:44 a.m.

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Since I live in an ideal area to observe these beautiful birds, I an anxious for the next chapter.

BILLK518
May 9, 2013
1:14 p.m.

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Next week was May 6th. Eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

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