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Reader photos: The birds of winter

From staff reports

Birds. Birds. Birds.

Spokane-area photographer Craig Goodwin captured a convocation of eagles in one tree on Lake Coeur d’Alene, near Wolf Lodge Bay.

Meanwhile, Joanie Christian, another local photographer, spotted this song sparrow perched in a crab apple tree full of berries in her yard.

And Cortney Litwin caught a snowy owl flying over a farm in Lincoln County on Dec. 3, 2017.

While many birds may seem frail and ill-suited to survive frigid winter temperatures, the truth is they’re masters at surviving cold weather.

Read Rich Lander’s 2016 blog “Birds fluff up and take winter cold in stride” for more information.

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