Like yesterday hawthorn orchard was again relatively quiet today, nashville warblers continuing to be the dominant singer, with a good number of white crowned sparrows singing and foraging in the freshly and messily mown grass, joining a seemingly diminishing number of white throated sparrows.
Then Ken Kemphues chased me down to tell me that he'd just seen an orange-crowned sparrow after following an unfamiliar trill, and together we were able to relocate it. (So FOY credit goes to him.) The trill fits in the junco-chipping range, but doesn't stay in the same pitch like those songs, varying and slowly descending towards the end. At times it seemed to have an edge, and was somewhat reminiscent of a female cowbird's chatter. Suan _____________________ Composed by thumb and autocorrect. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --