Yes, the warbling vireo song is wonderful! The version I learned is
something like this:
If I SEE you I will SEIZE you and I'll SQUEEZE you till you SQUEAK?
I could name the two folks from the Vermont Botanical and Bird Club who
taught me this, but I'm not sure they would want to be outed on the list so
will refrain for now (if you two are reading, you taught it to me when we
had our annual meeting at Green Mountain College).
:) Charlotte Bill
Enosburgh Falls, VT
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From: "Janet Watton" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 11:03 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] mnemonics
> My favorite is the warbling vireo's song: "I'll please you and I'll
> squeeze you and I'll squeeze you 'til you squirt", compliments of Gordon
> Schulze of NJAS Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
> His other expert advice, in determining a downy from a hairy woodpecker:
> imagine you are holding one of them in your hand. If you hammer his beak
> into his head and it comes out the back, you've got a hairy. Otherwise a
> downy. !!!!
> Happy spring. My bees were buzzing outside their hive today!
> Janet Watton
> Randolph Center