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Re: Redstart and waterthrush yard birds
- To: "Buren Blankenship" <email@example.com>, "Carolina Birds" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Redstart and waterthrush yard birds
- From: "Alex Netherton" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 10:37:26 -0400
- References: <199908160045.UAA26830@mulder.carol.net>
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have lived in the Mountains of WNC for most of my life, and I have seen
Redstarts only a couple of times during the breeding season. They seem to
always be up high in the trees, and sound disturbingly like other birds.
The Appalachian Naturalist
----- Original Message -----
From: Buren Blankenship <email@example.com>
To: Carolina Birds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 1999 8:45 PM
Subject: Redstart and waterthrush yard birds
> A female or immature American Redstart checked out the fountain on our
> deck this afternoon. It fluttered around the deck several times, and even
> lit on a bench by the kitchen window.
> If redstarts nest in our area, we only see them during migration. We live
> in the edge of an extensive band of mature hardwoods.
> A waterthrush was also attracted to the fountain last Wed. morning as we
> were eating breakfast on the deck. It made several passes over the
> fountain. It sat on a nearby branch briefly, bobbing its tail, and burst
> into a portion of its song. Both the light and my knowledge of its song
> were insufficient to identify which waterthrush.
> By the way, two hummers successfully fledged from the ruby-throat's nest
> we reported back in June. The male will probably leave this week,
> according to our past experience.
> Buren and Luanne Blankenship
> Pendleton, SC (between Clemson and Anderson)