Birds Have a Secret World

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Kirtland’s Warblers Take Day Trips 

Health Editor’s Note: At least one type of bird is observed to take ‘day trips’ and visit areas other than where they have migrated back to for breeding season.Tiny radio records, as small as a raisin, have revealed that these birds do some exploring, sometimes miles from their breeding sites. 

The roaming birds are called ‘floaters’ and are probably collecting social, personal, and public, information about where to breed. 

These warblers do not simply fly from Bermuda, their winter home, then back to Michigan for breeding during the warmer months.  These birds may explore areas up to 48 miles away from the breeding sites.  Usually these were the birds who had not mated for that season, but even those who had nests may move up to 28 miles away during the exploration trips. 

Interesting information if you like to know all things about birds….Carol  

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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