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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

Marvin Elliott
Vermont Birdhouses and Wood Products
Rutland Town, VT
802-775-2415
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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