Here’s a snippet from the latest installment of my “Out the Window” column in the November/December 2010 issues of WildBird magazine:
Every year they make their way south. Some are impatient, departing before the first frosty flakes fly. Others seem reluctant to leave, toughing it out until their summer homes are buried in snow. Many return to the same spot every winter, often flocking with their summer neighbors from the same northern communities. A few aren’t so predictable, roaming far and wide wherever winds or whims carry them.
Though they don’t all have feathers, they all qualify as “snowbirds.”
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