Date: 5/13/17 3:23 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
Hi everyone,

After battling leaves, wind, etc. trying to up my Warbler list for the year
this spring, the email that Al Schirmacher sent out on Birdchat today seems
worthy of being forwarded to all. Enjoy!

Elliott Bedows
Bellevue, Sarpy Co.


-----Original Message-----
From: National Birding Hotline Cooperative (Chat Line)
[mailto:<BIRDCHAT...>] On Behalf Of Al Schirmacher
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:40 AM
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code

Warbler Code

1) Warblers are meant to be heard, not seen. Occasionally. Faintly.
Most often by others.

2) When chasing a warbler, remember to check terrain. Hospital visits
after falls can last throughout migration.

3) When warblers are personally seen, others will not see them.

4) When warblers are seen by others, your chances run between 0-5%. 5%
might be optimistic.

5) "Right there" does not constitute a direction.

6) Most of us do not know our tree species. "The Chestnut-sided is 20
feet up in the purple gallinaceous sumac" is not helpful.

7) Warblers songs cross over. Yellow and Chestnut-sided are
particularly apt to get you in trouble. American Redstarts revel in their
ability to sound like others.

8) Those who recognize warblers by chip notes are worth their weight in
gold. Follow them discretely, like within 18 inches.

9) Others will not hear what you hear. When you point out a song,
warblers interpret your pointing as "shut up".

10) When all else fails, enjoy the cardinals. Or orioles.

Al Schirmacher, Muscotah, KS


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