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Continued: Bird love is in the chilly air

  • Article by: MARY JANE SMETANKA , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 19, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Purple martins, which nab their meals in midair by catching flying insects, are arriving at a colony in southern Minnesota. Mandel said posts on birding websites indicate people are trying to feed them with crickets and scrambled eggs.

To get the birds to eat, the food has to be thrown in the air. Some birds are taking it.


Mary Jane Smetanka • 612-673-7380

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