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Weather is for the birds - and photos

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Signs of spring are popping up all over Douglas County.

Temperatures soared into the mid-50s last Sunday and broke the 70 mark on Wednesday.

The mild weather prompted many residents to take a spring walk outside and appreciate all the wildlife that also seem to be enjoying the change of seasons.

Leah Gulbrandson of Alexandria took photos of a pair of geese and ducks trying to find their nesting spots near her back yard on Latoka Drive Court.

“The geese were screaming at other geese flying over, almost like they were telling them to stay away. It was really neat.”

She also snapped a photo of a cute chickadee that she was lucky enough to get very close to.

Meanwhile, Marc Henderson took a photo of a wood duck near the Lake Carlos dam.

“Seems like this woody was enjoying what finally turned out to be a pretty good spring day,” said Henderson.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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