Peter and others,
Here is a hint we enjoy told to us by Philip Ballou. This time of year the white-breasted nuthatches begin their "laughing". Listen to them and you will see how good it is.
Marv and Sue Elliott
Vermont Birdhouses and Wood Products
Rutland Town, VT
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--- On Fri, 3/6/09, Peter Manship <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Peter Manship <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Do you have a good mnemonic to share
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, March 6, 2009, 7:17 PM
> A few weeks ago this exchange took place:( "Who's
> awake??? Me tooo."
> I think that's the perfect mnemonic for GHO! I
> hadn't known it till now.
> Thank you so much,)
> I have been thinking about this exchange and the fact
> that I need all the
> help I can get ID'ing birds by sound and there must be
> others that would
> benefit from this kind of knowledge. How about sharing
> other great mnenonic's
> with the list, everyone will learn. If you’re someone
> that doesn't want to post
> but have a good mnemonic send me an email with it and when
> I have some I'll
> post them for everyone to see. The rest can post
> there's to the list for all to
> see and learn from. There has to be many other people that
> would benefit
> from having a little more birding by ear skills but are
> afraid to ask, so I am.
> With Spring just around the corner it's a good time to
> learn some new birding
> skills just before the start of another birding season.
> Besides what a good way
> to past this last couple of weeks of cabin fever getting
> excited to go birding
> and try out your new knowledge.
> Good Birding
> Peter Manship