Date: 5/11/20 9:04 am
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: aberrant Dickcissel song
On Sunday, I heard a Dickcissel singing what I would consider to be a very
atypical song.

This was at the North River Preserve in Carteret County.

The song was like an abbreviated Blue Grosbeak song, and it had almost
nothing of the insect-like quality of a typical Dickcissel song. In fact, I
had assumed it was a Blue Grosbeak and was about to move on when I spotted
the Dickcissel. I watched it giving the song to convince myself that it was
indeed the singer.

There was a total of 6 singing Dickcissels at the preserve Sunday.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

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