Date: 5/13/19 4:09 am From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> Subject: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
I have posted about this topic before so I hope I am not boring you.
I recently spent 5 days in Cape May County NJ scouting and being a designated driver for a WSB team. For 3 days we had a caravan of 4 cars and 21 people scouting the various habitats. This was 4 different WSB team.
For 3 days, no one, repeat no one, heard a Towhee singing. It was not until Saturday evening, around 6 o'clock, that I heard two singing. This was in Towhee Heaven, i.e. the road behind the Coast Guard Ponds. Sorry to be posting about this particular out of state spot but anyone who has birded in Cape May is well aware of the Coast Guard Ponds.
I spoke with Tom Reed about no Towhees singing. He was puzzled too but he did add that Towhees like drier habitat.
I know that I am only slightly obsessed about this topic ... no, moderately obsessed .... no, insanely obsessed about this topic. My wife thinks I am crazy. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
If I ever find any concrete answers, I will definitely post it. Obsessed
minds want to know.