Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Avian flute

Thirty-eight species at Montrose this morning, an ideal one for spring birding. Light winds, mild temperatures and just past peak migration. Highlights included a pair of yellow-billed cuckoos, at least a dozen species of warblers and the incredible song of the veery. I hope to post a link to the veery's song soon. Veerys (or is plural veeries?) are thrushes that breed in the Upper Midwest and Canada. I know them from summers in Ontario, where their ethereal song resonates through the pines.

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