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Good weather causes birds to head north

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Birds large and small took advantage of good weather to move north last week.

The highlight of the week occurred on Tuesday, when 679 bald eagles were counted by Karl Bardon and friends at the West Skyline Hawk Count. That's a whoppin' big day for eagles at the spring count, which is sponsored by Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

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The record is 822, set in March 2004.

So far this spring, 895 bald eagles had been counted by Tuesday.

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