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Morris Creek, 9/10/99 & 9/11/99
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- Subject: Morris Creek, 9/10/99 & 9/11/99
- From: "Donna S. Bailey" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 11 Sep 1999 11:48:43 -0400
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Imagine my befuddlement then amazement as I stood listening to "ank ank ank"
from one of the taller patches of trees around the house here late yesterday
afternoon. It took me a few seconds to recognize the calling of a
Red-breasted Nuthatch. Despite an immediate and thorough search (even the
dogs "helped"), the bird was not seen. So now I've heard RB Nuthatches in
three states (MI, WV, and SC) and still haven't seen one. Like Alex and
Blue Grosbeaks, I too may come to believe in communist plots!
Also noted yesterday afternoon after the excitement and the dogs had settled
down were two Common Nighthawks zooming by high overhead on long wings,
headed directly southeast.
Despite what appeared to be an excellent and promising morning for nocturnal
listening, I heard only one Swainson's Thrush this morning. What I did hear
were at least six very high-pitched, wavering but abrupt "jit"s, sounding
enough alike to make me suspect one species. If anyone notes unusually high
numbers of one or two species of warblers in the Lower Piedmont or Upper
Coastal Plain of SC today, please post it.
"Where are the Birds? Migration across South Carolina"
"Columbia Audubon Society"