Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Aug. 23, 2004

Vacationers in Martha's Vineyard last week caught a glimpse of an exotic out-of-towner. A RED-FOOTED FALCON, which alighted at the local airport, was the first of its species ever seen in the western hemisphere. How did the bird, which usually migrates between southern Africa and Europe or Central Asia, wind up on the wrong continent? One theory: a storm over central Africa may have blown the falcon off course.

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