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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Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) This red-eyed species has a black hood, back, and wings, with white edging on the outer feathers of its wings; its breast and belly are white with bright rufous sides. Females have brown in place of the black. Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) As its name suggests, this bird is not often seen away from pine trees, plentiful in the Piedmont. Unlike most warblers, it regularly comes to bird feeders for suet. Its speech is musical and somewhat melancholy, a soft, sweet version of the trill of the Chipping Sparrow. HEAR THEIR CALLS! To listen to actual recordings go to: birds.audubon.org/birdid/ common-name Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) In flight, mockingbirds can be distinguished by their flash of white wing patches. Its song is characterized by frequent three- to six-times repetition of phrases; the mockingbird can mimic other birds — and even barking dogs. In modern culture, the bird was immortalized for its symbolism in Harper Lee's 1960 classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in 1962. "'Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird," daughter Scout says in the novel. "That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. 'Your father's right,' she said. 'Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy … but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'" Summer Tananger (Piranga rubra) These red birds — members of the cardinal family — have a song not unlike an American Robin's, only softer and sweeter. They summer as far north as New Jersey but spend the winters in the tropics.

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