Melissa Sherwood’s now-famous Junco nestbox story that she told ABC about last year has now gone national. This week, Cornell’s Living Bird Magazine, June 26, 2017, ran the article from their NestWatch program about it.
Melissa knew right away that something was different when she saw Juncos using one of the nestboxes on her Gig Harbor property, and she immediately let the NestWatch people know. They coached her into getting more photos including the successful fledglings. So add House Juncos to the list that includes House Finch, House Sparrow, and House Wren!
Read all about it in your copy of Living Bird or go directly to their NestWatch link here: http://nestwatch.org/connect/news/nestwatcher-finds-first-dark-eyed-junco-nesting-in-a-birdhouse/?__hstc=75100365.ebf053831420272d508e86fe31317063.1473628434158.1497838879795.1498609836848.17&__hssc=75100365.4.1498609836848&__hsfp=3743668368#_ga=2.52654574.733933187.1498609834-300106280.1473628433
Cornell has announced that this will be published in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology in the near future, and we’ll let you know when that happens.
In the meantime, pay attention to ordinary birds doing extraordinary things!
Thanks to Ed Pullen for noticing this publication.