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Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Louisiana Waterthrush(es?)
- To: "Roger Shaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Carolinabirds" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Louisiana Waterthrush(es?)
- From: "Steve Compton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 21:32:22 -0400
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Speaking of yard birds:
Had 5 Mississippi Kites circling over my house last evening. They had
several nests in my neighborhood last year, have just arrived.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Shaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Carolinabirds" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 3:37 PM
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Louisiana Waterthrush(es?)
> Two days ago, I had a wonderful male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder,
> only the second I've ever seen in my yard.
> Today, coming back from lunch, I spotted another, different
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the feeder. The first one I had seen had a very
> crisp, bright plumage, but this one still had some small white spots on
> head, and the red didn't seem as bright as the first.
> After it flew from the feeder, I followed it in my binoculars.
> I noticed that there were 3 other Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in the same
> 3 males and 1 female in all! One of the males looked like the one I had
> the other day, the pattern of white on its wings seemed to be about the
> same. I didn't think I'd ever see that many grosbeaks at once, much less
> my yard.
> Also, I had a Louisiana Waterthrush singing in my yard for several weeks
> have a small creek running in the back), but it has stopped singing
> recently. According to Kaufman's Lives of North American Birds, that could
> possibly mean that a nest has been made and eggs have been laid already.
> course, that could also mean that it succumbed to a hawk or something of
> sort, but I'm hoping that it's not the latter.
> Roger Shaw
> Raleigh, NC