Date: 4/23/19 2:35 pm From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> Subject: [obol] Re: Corvallis singing White-thr Sparrow, Fox Sparrow
As people occasionally mention, the whistled song of Black-capped Chickadee in the Puget/Willamette Trough is unlike B-c Chickadees elsewhere in North America. Up until two years ago l never considered White-throated Sparrow when listening to spring bird song in Oregon. Then the leader of one of the birdsong walks in Portland posted that a White-throated Sparrow was heard singing at Oaks Bottom. I then realized that what l dismissed as B-c Chickadee in the overgrown backyard next door to my work at Brooklyn Park was in fact a White-throated Sparrow.
> Alan Contreras mentioned that he hadn't heard a White-throated Sparrow > singing for a long time in Oregon (after hearing one sing at Malheur > HQ). > > I've had them in my yard consistently most winters and into the spring > since 2003-2004. (Only exceptions are 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2015-16.) A > high of at least 4 individuals this year and over the years I have > often heard them sing in the spring. > > On 4/11 I recorded the song of one: > https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S54837745 > > Last week I also had a singing Fox Sparrow (Sooty) which I recorded: > https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S54944013 > > Jamie Simmons > Corvallis > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > >