Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

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70 Summer 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF BRENDAN KLICK /CAROLINA BIRD CLUB EDITOR'S NOTE: The Carolina Bird Club, the pre-eminent group for birders in the Carolinas, was founded in 1937 and has more than 900 members. For more information, visit carolinabirdclub.org. SOURCES: 8LI%YHYFSR7SGMIX]EHETXIHJVSQ/IR/EYJQER´W±0MZIWSJ2SVXL%QIVMGER&MVHW²EYHYFSRSVK½IPHKYMHI8LI'SVRIPP0EFSJ3VRMXLSPSK]EPPEFSYXFMVHWSVK² Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) The active little downy woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, [LIVIMXNSMRW¾SGOW of chickadees and nuthatches, barely outsizing them. An often acrobatic forager, this black-and-white woodpecker is at home on tiny branches or balancing on slender plant galls, sycamore seed balls, and suet feeders. Downies and their larger lookalike, the hairy woodpecker, are SRISJXLI½VWXMHIRXM½GEXMSR challenges that beginning bird watchers master. Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 8LISVGLEVHSVMSPI°XLIWQEPPIWXSJ2SVXL%QIVMGERSVMSPIWERHGSQQSRMRXLI7SYXL°W[ETWXLIX]TMGEP¾EQISVERKISJSXLIVSVMSPIW for a deep, burnished russet. Hopping among riverine shrubs or scattered trees, male orchard orioles sing a whistled, chattering song to attract yellow-green females. It builds hanging, pouchlike nests during its brief breeding season, and then heads back to Central America for the rest of the year. Orchard orioles don't visit seed feeders, but they might drink nectar from hummingbird feeders or visit slices of oranges. American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 8]TMGEPP][EVFPIVWEVIGEPPIH±XLIFYXXIV¾MIWSJXLIFMVH[SVPH² but the redstart might live up to that nickname more than any other species. This beautiful warbler usually holds its wings and tail partly spread, as if to show off its patches of color. They are seemingly hyperactive, repeatedly dashing through trees and bushes after unseen insects, or prancing along branches, rapidly spreading and closing their black-and-yellow or black-and-orange tail. Birder's Guide North Carolina is home to an abundance of bird species. Here are some of the more common varieties you can expect to spot within the Piedmont region

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