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A golden eagle is seen in flight. The birds are currently nesting in Central Oregon, according to ONDA naturalist Craig Miller.

If the weather earlier this week left you doubting the presence of spring in Central Oregon, you need only look out your window to see living evidence, from mule deer passing through your neighborhood on the way to higher elevations to warblers and sparrows perched on flowering limbs.

Better still: Getting outside to see species on the move.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Now and in the weeks ahead, passerines such as this yellow-rumped warbler can be seen around Central Oregon.

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Pronghorn are active in the spring around the High Desert. 

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David Jasper is a features reporter and editor born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began his journalism career at the Weekly Planet, an alt-weekly in Tampa, before moving to Bend with his family in 2001.

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