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This small owl spotted last Sunday morning in a tree northeast of Winnipeg turned out to be a boreal owl.

BRAD DOKKEN: The great international owl debate

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I was visiting some friends north of Winnipeg last weekend when we spotted the tiny owl huddled in an aspen tree on a cold morning when the temperature had dipped to 20 below F.

The calendar might have said late March, but the temperature felt more like January.

I described last winter as “The Winter That Wouldn’t Get Here That Wouldn’t End,” and this year is shaping up as “The Winter That Arrived Too Early That Wouldn’t End.”

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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