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Monday, May 24, 2010

Pleased, pleased, pleased to meet 'cha

Chestnut-sided Warbler was singing next to our driveway in a small birch tree next to a big swath of dense, low hemlocks and rhododendrons. Some people say the song sounds like he is saying, "pleased, pleased, pleased, to meet 'cha" with the accent on the 'cha. That is what he sounded like to us. Sometimes Chestnut-sided Warblers sing an unaccented song, however, and that is a more confusing one to recognize.

On the New Hampshire Audubon birdathon this weekend, a friend of ours walked a powerline and said she had never seen so many Chestnut-sideds. That second growth habitat is what they prefer. Habitat, habitat, habitat to birds, is what location, location, location is to realtors and home buyers.

1 comment:

Tina T-P said...

Oh, your photos are just beautiful! We live enough in the country that we have quite a few birds and this year we even have a pair of doves nesting in our yard. Their coo-cooing is alternately restful and frenetic - between them and the finches singing up a storm in the bamboo - it's quite the noisy place here :-) I look forward to visiting your blog again. T.