Sport: The Electronic Chickadee

This is the Voice of Audubon. There is a small loon, a redhead duck and an American coot on Jamaica Pond. Brown-capped chickadees and "white-winged crossbills may be seen in the Arnold Arboretum . . What birds do you have to report?

Novelist John P. Marquand's late George Apley, a dedicated Bostonian who liked to watch birds and deplored progress, never had it like this. Beginning last week Boston's bird watchers could get a bulletin on what to look for simply by dialing Kenmore 6-4050. Mrs. Ruth P. Emery, co-editor of Records of New England Birds, asked the telephone company to install...

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