Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 11:10:04 -0500
Reply-To: mocking bird <mockingbird@GARDENER.COM>
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From: mocking bird <mockingbird@GARDENER.COM>
Subject: migrants,etc, Wash. Col
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Hello to all!! I still have lots of chipping sparrows at my feeders, along with purple finches, goldfinches, and one lone pine siskin. The sapsucker is here, too. Of course, the "spring" birds are here - cowbirds and grackles...
This early morning around daybreak, there was a huge flock of approximately 300 vultures soaring and moving over Tennille and Sandersville, Ga. I had several calls from citizens about the sightings. It seems like everyone had the notion that "something" was dead and drew all these birds! I took this opportunity to do a bit of educating folks on bird behavior and migration. They were interested (potential birders here?)
The Northern Parulas have been singing from the treetops for the past week. So unmistakable is their singing. I know the real spring cannot be far behind. I now await the rose-breasted grosbeaks and indigo buntings. Lynn Schlup, Oconee, Ga., Washington Co.
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