National Geographic : 1962 Apr
At dusk the laboratory bustles on lecture nights. Dr. Allen reads a list of the Cayuga Lake Basin's 300 birds; a "Yes!" greets any the audience has seen during the week. Two bags full. Chipmunk fills his cheek pouches with sunflower seeds intended for birds and stores them in his burrow. Marsh marigolds say the time is spring. Bird feeder explodes in a flurry of feath ers as a bobwhite bounces five sparrows, two colliding in flight. Speedlight flashing at 1/20,000 of a second freezes the action. Old hat to some, but a treasure of cracked corn to redpolls, winter visitors from the Far North. Normally they search for seeds in weed patches. Males have rosy breasts. 538 GOODMAN(TOP)ANDARTH KODACHROMESBY NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT B. GOODMAN(TOP) AND ARTHUR A, ALLEN ( N.G .S.