Immediately after Bird Observer’s article on finding birds in Turners Falls went to press for the December issue, James Smith discovered a Mountain Bluebird at the Turners Falls Airport (his photo above). After watching a northbound Elegant Tern fly past them on the outer beach, Luke Seitz and his group raced up Cape Cod to get ahead of the bird so they could photograph it. Marshall Iliff took the photo on the right. The first rare bird of 2017, a Boreal Chickadee visiting feeders at a couple of homes in Peru, was posted to MassBird by Richard Guthrie and seen by many happy birders since, though at least one needed to call a tow truck after the snow where he parked turned out to be a little too deep. Richard took the photo on the left.