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
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> [2] mailto:<tc...>
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