After four or five days delay he is back today! I was starting worry that something happened to him and to my neighboring catbird.
I heard a single chatter at 4.11 am as I was awake from 3.30 am. So I got ready with my recorder if I heard the chatter again. I was wondering who made that sound, I was thinking may be the wren, but now I know it is the catbird. Then everything was quiet till 6.40 am. At 6.40 am he started singing and his phrases were so fast and lots of new sounds which I have not heard before. It seemed he was in hurry to establish his territory and make sure nobody else has taken up the territory. Now he is quiet. So he must have landed at 4.11 am and gone to sleep till 6.40 am. And now again he is resting or looking for something to eat. How cool! And I am so thrill he has returned! So one more season of saving my moths in the morning from his claws (or rather his beak), that means I have to be up before the day breaks and photograph the moths and scare them away from my sheet! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --