[birding] orange-crowned plus HVireo

Lars Per Norgren larspernorgren at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 12:22:02 PDT 2018


    Though found coast to coast, Turkey Vultures are another sub-tropical interloper in our region. As the Hutton’s Vireo, Turkey Vulture’s breeding range barely extends into coastal British Columbia.
> On Mar 30, 2018, at 12:16 PM, roger freeman <carrotguy55 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Joel and Lars, very well described.
> Also, one of my very favorite birds and I always acknowledge its call, with a respectful pause and listen.   And yes, they do seem to put so much into their song effort, and nothing seems to care.   Most boring bird song in the world is a good description, although maybe an exaggeration. I am thinking about that one.  :).  Do Turkey Vulture hisses count for anything? 
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> Roger
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> On Friday, March 30, 2018, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren at gmail.com <mailto:larspernorgren at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>    We have had up to three territorial birds converging at our driveway, and the kids dubbed it the “most boring bird song in the world.” I’ve often described its plumage as “as charismatic as the American dollar” —all grundgey greens or grays, it’s futile to attempt a distinction. It may be the species I love the most, iconic of the sub-tropical taiga that constitutes most of west Oregon’s forests. Look at the range map of Spotted Owl, and Band-tailed Pigeon, compare it to the range of the Hutton’s Vireo. Plant hardiness zones follow a similar pattern.lpn 
>> On Mar 30, 2018, at 10:49 AM, roger freeman <carrotguy55 at gmail.com <mailto:carrotguy55 at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>> “Hutton’s Vireos striking up a tune” is a bit of an oxymoron!  I have a resident male around our place and although I enjoy it’s variation of simple calls, I’m not quite prepared to label them a tune.  ;)
>> Roger Freeman 
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>> On Friday, March 30, 2018, howard bruner <hbrunerh at hotmail.com <mailto:hbrunerh at hotmail.com>> wrote:
>> Heard one OCWA singing in McDonald Forest near Corvallis on Tues 3/28.  Several Hutton's vireo where striking up a tune as well.
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