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Early spring in Sweden?

A first sighted: Every spring, thousands of cranes pass through Lake Hornborga for a final stop along their migratory route, making it the home of one of the largest bird gatherings in the world.

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A safe sign of spring - the first crane reportedly arrived at Lake Hornborga (Hornborgasjn) last weekend.

Every year the Cranes (Grus grus) return from their winter migration, stopping at the same stop at the Hornborga Lake in southern Sweden. Some 10,000 of the four foot tall, 15 pound birds will land at Lake Hornborga and begin trumpeting, dancing and mating while as many as 150,000 bird watchers watch.
For more info on Hornborgasjn, see: Visit Hornborgasjn

Sure enough, although spring won't officially arrive until March 20 in the northern hemisphere, according to the meteorological definition(seven days in a row with average temperatures above freezing), spring is arriving in all of Sweden's south.

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