Date: 5/11/20 4:35 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Singing White-crowned sparrows, one sparrow behavior imitated by chickadee
Two whitecrowns, here for more than a week, but this morning am
hearing the first sustained White-crowned song, a little touch of out
west, both singing from about 100' apart ...usually they pass through
northwards at speed but not this cold spring. One White-crowned
sparrow had taken up the habit of dropping onto the tiny open feeder
patronised by non perching nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, (anyone
else too big), really like a nest of eggs, and chowing down. Yesterday
evening a chickadee imitated this behavior, rather than taking the
seed and rushing away with it. Maybe not unusual but new to me.
Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK
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