Blane Klemek: Red-winged blackbirds are finally back in the northland
Where there are wetlands and cattails there will be red-winged blackbirds. Since 2008, my first red-winged blackbird observation has generally occurred in early to mid-March. Not this year! In fact, I have yet to see a single singing male redwing from any of the dry and brittle stands of last year’s cattail plants sticking resolutely from a still iced-over Lake Assawa that I live beside.
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