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Rusty Blackbirds are Rising from Obscurity but Falling in Number
by David W. Shaw
I was stepping gingerly across a mat of floating vegetation—the roots of sedges, grass, moss, and even a few blooming yellow buttercups tangled together, their bond just secure enough to hold my weight. The surface of the fen bounced like a waterbed. Then my right leg broke through to dangle in the cold and frightening depths. That’s when I realized, with crashing certainty, just why Rusty Blackbirds were such a mystery.
“These birds,” I muttered as I scrambled to solid ground, “are just too damned hard to study.”
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