Birds Of The Boston Public Garden; A Study In Migration by Horace Winslow WrightBirds Of The Boston Public Garden; A Study In Migration by Horace Winslow Wright

Birds Of The Boston Public Garden; A Study In Migration

byHorace Winslow Wright

Paperback | June 28, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...quickness of motion of which the dignified White-crown would be quite incapable, seized the piece of bread and was gone. The White-crown for an instant seemed nonplussed at the loss of its meal, but calmly proceeded in its search for food, doubtless feeling that the little rascal was indecently greedy and a contemptibly sly fellow. Why should it not feel so? 47. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis The White-throated Sparrow, or Peabody-bird, appears in the Garden in late April. Its arrival has ranged between April 21 and 30. The season of its migration has extended to May 16 to 26, usually near to the last-named date. In 1905 the migration covered the full period between the earliest and the latest dates, namely, thirty-six days; in 1903 and 1904, thirty days; in 1906, twenty-seven days; in 1907, twentynine days; and in 1908, twenty-five days. The largest number of birds recorded upon any one day was about fifty on May 3,1905, and again on May 12, 1908. On the lastnamed date there were almost as many more on the Common. Usually the largest number of birds present at any one time has been from eight to fifteen, and it has been attained either in late April or between May 7 and 14. The maximum number for 1907 was as late as May 19 and 20. Many of the White-throats linger a numher of days. But, as a new migration movement generally overlaps a remnant from a previous movement, it is not easy to determine definitely the length of stay of individuals. An interval sometimes occurs after the first birds arriving in April have passed on before the more continuous movement of coming and passing takes place, but after this has set in in early May there have been few days when Whitethroats have been entirely absent. The season of 1903 was an...
Title:Birds Of The Boston Public Garden; A Study In MigrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217958303

ISBN - 13:9780217958301