Date: 10/25/17 4:05 pm
From: Walt Webb <wwebb24...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: First Yard Junco, Westwood, 10/25
Last sentence in Weidensaul's quote should read: "It knows, and I do not."
Walt Webb
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walt Webb" <wwebb24...>
To: "Massbird" <massbird...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:39 PM
Subject: First Yard Junco, Westwood, 10/25

> For years I've recorded the dates when the first and last Juncos appear in
> my yard. Today, Oct. 25, the first one showed up at my feeders, sampling
> the scattered seed below the mixed seed feeder. A bonus: a Carolina Wren
> at the feeder. It's nice to see them making a comeback!
> Walt Webb
> Westwood, MA
> <wwebb24...>
> "What I cannot see, no matter how closely I look, is what drives this
> small creature, barely heavier than air, to make the journeys that it must
> make....Its secrets are locked in that tiny packet of brain and muscle and
> instinct, a few feet away but separated from me by an immense uncrossable
> distance. It knows, and I do --Scott Weidensaul, Living on the Wind:
> Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

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