Date: 5/31/19 5:17 am
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: morning birdwalk in Crawford Co.
I agree with Jerry. Nice job, Kendall.

On Thu, May 30, 2019, 7:25 PM jerry Kruth <
<00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Kendall, what an absolutely enchanting rendition! You took my own eyes
> on your walk, thanks. I opine Crawford County is packed with great birding
> places, and the Troyer land surely adds another jewel in the crown.
> i posted this publicly to encourage others to take us on their trips
> rather than just a list!
> Jerry KruthPgh; been in Costa Rica, but love home
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thu, May 30, 2019 10:48 am
> Subject: [PABIRDS] morning birdwalk in Crawford Co.
>
> I birded some beautiful habitat with Andy Troyer this morning. We birded
> his
> 95 acres along Rundelltown Rd. We kicked off the morning with a great bird
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> a Mourning Warbler singing in the ravine right behind his house! I love
> their song - such a rich, full "jirry, jirry, jirry, jorry, jorry." The
> Mourning Warbler was a target bird today. The logging that happened several
> years ago left prime habitat for Mourning Warblers. Throughout the morning
> we had another 3 Mourning Warblers, all on territory. "Our morning for
> Mournings!" Andy said.
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> The woods is thick. We passed through new thickets of aspen with an alder
> flycatcher calling "re-BEAT" and Chesnut-sided Warblers calling all around,
> through open meadows with Blue-winged Warbler buzzing, and into more mature
> woods with the ever-present Hooded Warbler.
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> At the back of the property, we hit gorgeous habitat. Old hemlock woods -
> dark, cool, and quiet. Dark pools of water and a few prostrate and
> moss-covered hemlock trunks. And the dark evergreen canopy overhead.
> Personally, this is my favorite Pennsylvania woods habitat. I never tire of
> Eastern Hemlock forests, and hope to see them stay much longer. Part of the
> enchantment of this special habitat is the special species you find there.
> And we found them. We heard the high sweet song of the Blue-headed Vireo,
> the "zee-zee-zee-zoo-zee" of the Black-throated Green Warbler, and of
> course
> Veeries and Wood Thrushes. Then we heard one of the highlights. Not too far
> away came the Hermit Thrush's haunting, beautiful song in a minor key. Wow!
> That was the first one, and the second one came a little further along.
> Finding two singing Hermit Thrushes on May 30 in Crawford Co., is a
> highlight to me, hands down.
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> On our way back, we passed a tree with a Fisher nest in it. No Fishers
> around today, but Andy's family has seen two babies and one adult. That's
> exciting, as Fishers are a recent arrival in Crawford Co. We reached the
> car
> just as rain began to sprits. In an hour and a half we reached 63 species
> with 11 species of warblers. A wonderful bird walk to end May.
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> Kendall Zook
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> Crawford Co.
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