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National Grid Using Sound Cannon in North Adams to Disperse Crows

National Grid will be using a sound-emitting propane cannon to dislodge a murder of crows that's been roosting around its Brown Street facility.

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Merlins Abide at Spruces Park

I heard a deliberate outcry from above, and looked up to behold some large hawk-like birds swiftly flying between the tall spruces that punctuate the grassy meadow like solemn sentinels.

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Hoosic River Host to Mother Merganser and Ducklings

As time passed, I counted five ducklings able to catch a ride on mamma's back, while the rest paddled wildly behind, reminiscent of loons carrying baby loons while crossing an upland lake. This sighting is my first for river mergansers and caused in me a reserved jubilee, a quiet rejoicing that I might behold such a living pageant.

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Cedar Waxwings Bring Golden Glow to Churchyard

What a delightful sight to behold: a finest, kind choice by the forerunners who landscaped the churchyard with several crabapple trees that bloom a profuse pink and white cavalcade of blossoms in early spring.

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Blue Heron Tangled in Fishing Line Rescued From Flood Chutes

A blue heron trapped in fishing line in the Hoosic River flood chutes for nearly week was rescued Friday afternoon.

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