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Continued: Purple martin's migration sheds light on where and how she spends her time

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  • Last update: April 29, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Assuming the bird has survived two more years, she began her flight north a couple of weeks ago. Only she knows what the flight plan looks like.

Lifelong birder Jim Williams can be reached at woodduck38@gmail.com. Join his conversation about birds at www.startribune.com/wingnut.

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