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Floyd Bonnette of Fifth Ward fills up one of the many bird feeders at his house. Bonnette has been watching birds his entire life and says they now brighten his days in retirement.

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These are a couple of the many robins who descended on lawns earlier this month. Most of the migratory songbirds were on their way back to their nesting areas in the North and Canada, but some remain here year-round to raise their young. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

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A flock of robins stop in Floyd Bonnette’s tallow tree for a quick snack on Feb. 3. They also helped themselves to earthworms that had been coaxed out of the ground by recent rains and warmer weather. The appearance of robins is said to mean that Spring is just around the corner. It seems the birds were right. {Photo by Floyd Bonnette}

First robins of spring seen in Avoyelles

Are two birds in the yard worth more than one ‘hog in the ground? We may have the answer to that question.



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