Date: 10/25/17 4:13 pm
From: Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] First Yard Junco, Westwood, 10/25
Likewise both landed in S. Lexington today.
> On Oct 25, 2017, at 4:43 PM, Walt Webb <wwebb24...> wrote:
> 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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