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ALWAYS IN SEASON: Tranquil August brings big changes in the bird world

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August is a month of change.

Yet we think of August as a quiet time of year — as the bridge between July, which is undeniably summer, and September, which is undeniably autumn.


So in the human world, August is a time to relax ahead of what we know is coming. It is time to squeeze the sunshine out of every day.

That is pretty much how it is in the natural world, as well.

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