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Where have all the birds gone?


I have lived on Pelican Lake since the 1960s and always had robins and cedar waxwings come in and strip the juneberry trees and bushes. This year I have not seen a single one of these species.

No swallows, either. Only the flycatcher came back to nest. I also found a dead gull on my beach, and I have not seen the eagle, either.

Perhaps someone who reads the Echo has an idea of what is happening here. Is it the late start of spring, global warming or something else?

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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