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A hummingbird at my feeder last week. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Winging it: getting into the hobby of bird watching

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There are a lot of perks to living in the country, but I think my favorite thing about it is the bird-watching.

Growing up in Wisconsin, I always lived in town, and birds never really got my attention. The ones with orange bellies were robins, I had heard. That’s about all I knew. Not exactly a treasure trove of knowledge on the subject.


Then I moved here.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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