Date: 5/1/17 5:32 pm From: Herschel Raney <herschel.raney...> Subject: Orioles and Grosbeaks
This morning before I left for work, I walked around the driveway and could clearly hear Baltimore Orioles making their single sweet call note. I have been hearing the little barking whistle of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak for weeks. And I rarely hear the Grosbeak full song in migration. I have caught it a few times. But Orioles often will only make this single whistle note or the chattering chr chr chr chr chr calls. I think a whole crew of Baltimores landed during the night.
Everyone should become familiar with that single Grosbeak note. It is the only sound I have heard from them this year, but it always tells me they are here.