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.