Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

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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66 Summer 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Part XII Birder's Guide North Carolina is home to an abundance of bird species. Here we revisit some that are frequently sighted this time of the year The Birds of Summer 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: The Audubon Society, adapted from Ken Kaufman's "Lives of North American Birds." audubon.org/field-guide Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) Noted for its conspicuous gray crest, the Tufted Titmouse is a sparrow-sized bird that is gray above and whitish below, with rust-colored sides. Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) A member of the wood warbler clan, the male of the species is golden-orange with blue-gray wings, while the female's coloring is more muted. Its song is a ringing sweet-sweet-sweet-sweet- sweet-sweet-sweet sound. Characteristic of southern swamplands, it has this outstanding feature: It is unusual among warblers because it makes its nests inside holes in trees. Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) The Yellow-breasted Chat — the largest of the warblers — offers a cascade of song beginning in the spring, when males deliver streams of whistles, cackles, chuckles, and gurgles with the fluidity of improvisational jazz. It can be spotted performing a musical display flight, flopping awkwardly up and down with legs dangling, while singing.

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