Here, ten miles from the Canadian border, I learned "Oh sweet Canada,
Canada, Canada" for White-throated Sparrow...
I also have another Phillip Ballou mnemonic for Black-throated Green
"It's not me, it's you"
(On the notes of the do, re, mi, fa, sol major scale ... the tune is "sol,
sol, sol, mi, sol")
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] mnemonics
> "Spring of the year!" Eastern Meadowlark
> "Oh Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody!" WT Sparrow
> "Sweet, sweet, little more sweet!" Yellow Warbler
> Janet Watton wrote:
>> 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