Migratory Birds of the Boston Red Sox

Hello, Sam here, back again for more blatant abuse of this space while Evan is off being a lazy bugger vacationing. Today I will be using my zoological expertise to introduce you to some of the migratory birds of the Boston Red Sox.
Scientific name: Slugpercentiius millarian
Common name: Millar’s bat
Notes: Despite its name, this creature is not a mammalian bat, but is instead a true migratory bird. It is flashy when in breeding plumage, but spends much of the year in drab feathers. Its pattern of migration is not fixed, and it can return to nesting grounds sporadically throughout the year, holding to no one predetermined nesting season. This can make it a frustrating bird to try to watch, but those birders who never give up hope of seeing it are the ones who are rewarded with a glimpse when it next comes through. Its loud cracking cry is often heard before the bird itself is seen.
Scientific name: Discontenta mannius
Common name: Manny’s Discontent
Notes: The Discontent is a flashy annual visitor to the Boston seaside. Its plumage is truly remarkable, and even amateur birders should have no trouble seeing this bird when it is in full breeding array. There are a number of subspecies of the Discontent, some of which (Nomar’s, Pedro’s, etc.) are no longer found in the area. Some speculate that this may be due to global warming or other climate changes. The flashy Manny’s subspecies is still native to the area, however. It migrates in, enters breeding plumage, attracts a great deal of attention for a short period of time, then continues on its way. It is an annual event of much spectacular drama, yet is to be expected every year, as Boston directly coincides with the breeding portion of this bird’s migratory path.
Scientific name: Tradatius deadlin
Common name: the greater speckled trading deadline
Notes: This bird follows a very regular migratory pattern, and its arrival can always be calculated and anticipated far in advance. An invasive pest bird, it can disrupt city life with its droppings and shrill cries. Thankfully the main bulk of the migration only comes through once a year, but smaller groups of birds, delayed by weather and other such natural impediments, will arrive in smaller groups at other times during the year.
Scientific name: Weeitite callineran
Common name: WEEI callin
Notes: This species of bird is a permanent resident, not a true migratory. It always has a small flock or two living in the urban areas, but its population numbers will spike dramatically throughout the year and often coinicide with the arrival or other, truly migratory birds such as the M. Discontent. Its cry is raucous and piercing, and first-time birders should be able to distinguish it from other birds by this alone.
Most of these species are also know to deviate from their usual migratory patterns and will sometimes leave the area when faced with the arrival of a predatory bird. The Winningcus streakii, or streaked winning streak, is often known for its ability to send these lesser birds on their respective ways.

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