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FNS Photo by Brad Dokken A song sparrow is fitted with a tiny band Aug. 1 at the Red River Valley Natural History Area in Crookston, where University of Minnesota-Crookston researchers are participating in an ongoing national songbird study.

U of M-Crookston partaking in a national bird survey

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CROOKSTON, Minn. -- The bird wasn't happy about its predicament. And judging by its angry squawks and clacking beak, the great-crested flycatcher was even less impressed with Laura Bell's efforts to free its wings and feet from the mesh that rose from the forest floor like a large volleyball net.


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