Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Autumn 2018 63 Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) %GSQQSRWMKLXMRXLI7SYXLHYVMRKXLI[MRXIVXLMWWXVSRKERHJEWX¾MIVMXMWEFPIXSXEOI¾MKLXF]WTVMRKMRKYTHMVIGXP]JVSQXLI[EXIV[MXLSYX the laborious take-off run of most diving ducks. Despite the name, the ring on its neck is almost never visible yet jumped out to the 19th century biologists who described the species using dead specimens. The oldest known ring-necked duck was a male, at least 20 years, 5 months old. HEAR THEIR CALLS! To hear their calls and songs, and to learn more, go to: audubon.org/bird-guide Õ Ò Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) This dainty warbler specializes in eating the spruce budworm. ,IRGIMXWTSTYPEXMSR¾YGXYEXIW[MXLXLSWISJXLIMRWIGX%WJSVMXWREQI the Tennessee warbler breeds no closer to the state of Tennessee than northern Michigan and it winters some 1,400 miles away in southern Mexico and southward. It was given its name in 1811 F]%PI\ERHIV;MPWSR[LS½VWXIRGSYRXIVIHXLIFMVHMR8IRRIWWII during its migration. It was Wilson (1766–1813) who painstakingly drew birds with an eye for accurate coloring and detail in his celebrated work "American Ornithology." Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) This member of the wood-warbler family is not, as its name suggests, partial to open prairies but rather has a fondness for second- KVS[XLWGVYFERHHIRWIP]SZIVKVS[R½IPHW8LIXEMP[EKKMRK]IPPS[ warbler typically stays low to the ground, searching the brush for insects. The male is credited with singing two varieties of songs, closely resembling each other but differing subtly in volume and speed. The faster song is directed at the female for courtship and maintenance of their bond. The other is sung at territory boundaries to deter other males. As for the female, she commonly eats the eggshells after their young hatch, consuming the shells in 15 to 90 seconds. Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) The population of the bay-breasted warbler, like its cousin, the Tennessee warbler, increases quickly with the abundance of the spruce budworm or other forest pests. The male bay-breasted warbler is unmistakable in spring but goes through a striking transformation in fall, becoming greenish. Its song is a high thin teesi-teesi-teesi-teesi, without change in pitch or volume.

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