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More on Mute Swans

The Ugly Swan by Ted Williams From the Nov.-Dec. 1997 Audubon You can't see the ugliness of mute swans by looking at them. In fact, the 79 that paddled ahead of our pram on the blazing morning of August 1, 1997 were strikingly beautiful. Now in the molt, most

The Purity of Birdsong

Birdsong Sounds Sweeter Because Throats Filter Out Messy Overtones The purity of birdsong is owed in large part to rapid, controlled changes in the shape of the birds' upper vocal tracts, according to a new study of Northern Cardinals by scientists. Their report

Mute swans are beautiful, but deadly

Mute swans are beautiful, but deadly By KAY CHARTER Special to the Record-Eagle How would we react if we opened our morning newspaper to find a headline that read as follows: "Nests of endangered and threatened birds destroyed" Without a doubt, most of us would

What You Can See on April 2

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. White Reprise As the last patches of snow shrink under a high, lingering sun,