Date: 4/13/17 1:03 pm From: Carolyn Amos <camospdx...> Subject: [obol] Re: singing White-throated Sparrow in SR Portland
We have had one visiting occasionally all winter and for the last three days we have had one calling each morning and feeding on the ground under our feeder. I'm from Minnesota where the call of this lovely bird rings through the forests. It immediately takes me back to my childhood each morning! Loving it!
We are in Forest Grove!
On Apr 13, 2017 9:57 AM, "Gerard Lillie" <gerardlillie...> wrote:
In the early 90's a White-throated Sparrow overwintered in my yard. Come spring, it began singing and collecting nesting material. I never saw it cavorting with another bird and curiously watched it exhibiting nesting behavior over a several day period. One day it was simply gone and I don't know what became of it.
Gerard Lillie Portland, OR
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A White-throated Sparrow is singing in the overgrown back yard on Haig, east of Milwaukie Avenue. I don't believe I've ever heard the species sing in my native state. My parents were birdwatchers in New England before I was born. They always led me to believe White-throated Sparrows were out of range in Oregon. My mother told me they were known as "Peabody birds". She would have turned 81 today if she were alive. LarsPOST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol FreeLists / Oregon Birders Online <http://www.freelists.org/list/obol> www.freelists.org obol: Oregon Birders Online. OBOL is a listserv dedicated to birding in Oregon, including, but not limited to, rare bird alerts, unusual bird behavior, inquiries for ...