Date: 5/30/18 4:56 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow’s Sparrow at Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster Co.
Congrats Joe!  ( wish I had your hearing )

On 5-26, Ian Resnick, Arlene Rawls, and I birded Shawangunk.  We Crossed
paths with Shai Mitra and Pat Lindsey, the former had informed us that
he believed he had heard a Henslow's Sparrow.

Our group walked to the blind where one had been last year, and then
down to the next blind, and Ian though he heard a faint / distant bird.
Neither Arlene or I heard it , and all who had seemed to think it was
distant and or calling faintly, and not often and loudly as the one last
year had done.

Ian and I were musing about the following... Is there any merit to the
thought that a bird -hoping- for a mate would sing loudly and
frequently, while one who may have attracted one would be more demure?

thoughts?

Arie Gilbert
North Babylon, NY

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On 5/30/2018 5:56 PM, Joseph DiCostanzo wrote:
> Singing Henslow’s Sparrow this afternoon at the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR. Down the red loop trail past the gazebo, about fifty feet past a dry channel.
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