Date: 5/13/17 7:03 pm
From: Don and Shirley Maas <snowbirds2012...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
I Totally Agree

Don Maas

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 5:23 PM, 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds]
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> 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
> To: <BIRDCHAT...>
> 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
>
> Al
>
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--
Don & Shirley Maas


The Snowbirds have migrated from
AZ to OK for the summer.

 
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