Date: 5/18/19 10:18 am From: <tc...> Subject: [obol] Re: CA Thrasher
Nah, definitely a Catbird. In case you hadn't noticed, Catbirds don't really sound like cats.
On Fri, 17 May 2019 23:46:53 -0700, "Robert O'Brien" <baro...> wrote: > Perhaps rather than being a catbird it was (shudder) a c**? > Bob OBrien Carver > > On Friday, May 17, 2019, Wayne Hoffman wrote: >> Hi - >> i wonder if anyone has seen or heard a Catbird around there? >> Wayne >> >> On 5/17/2019 8:41:36 PM, Tom Crabtree wrote: >> >> After a day of meetings in Salem, I zipped down to Talent to see if the > California Thrasher was still around. I drove up and down Holton for 15 > minutes in a steady rain and did not see it. When it finally subsided I > got out of the car and within a minute the bird hopped on top of a tree > next to 855 and started singing. It kept this up for about 20 > minutes. During that time it imitated American Robin, Flicker, > Steller’s Jay, Catbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher/Cassin’s Kingbird, > California Quail among others. It has an amazing repertoire. It spent > most of its time in a spruce tree, but afterwards went on the ground and > cavorted with a California Towhee and then with a couple of California > Scrub Jays (boy those Californians like to stick together!). It ended > up singing from atop a deciduous tree at 958 Holton. They had a couple > of noisy dogs so I figured that was a good time to leave. One neighbor > stopped while driving up the hill when I was photographing the bird and > asked, “is that the California Thrasher?” so the word is getting > out. >> >> >> >> Tom Crabtree, Bend > > Links: > ------ >  mailto:<whoffman...> >  mailto:<tc...> 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...>