April 2018


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In the Observer’s March issue, two of the four birds pictured with Abby Wolcott’s article on Page 35 were misidentified by our near-sighted caption writer, and one was inadequately identified.

According to the photographer, to whom we defer, they are, clockwise from the upper left: Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, and White-throated Sparrow. Regarding the Goldfinch, it is the male in spring and summer who wears that well-remembered bright yellow.

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