I would like to add my thanks to Diana and others who shared these
sightings: This morning at 9:00 the Bell's Vireo was singing, and
fortunately was very loud: the noise from the planes was amazing, plus the
Metropolitan Mosquito Control helicopter made several passes while I was
there. (Nice look at a Caspian Tern while there). Then, to the airport:
the N. Mockingbird flew up immediately after I stopped my car and was still
singing when I left.
So, thanks, again!
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From: "Jim Ryan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:53 AM
Subject: [mou-net] HENN. Co. - Bell's Vireo, Mockingbird Present
> Hi Birders,
> Yesterday evening I refound the *Bell's Vireo* at the same spot as last
> (near Lake Nokomis). Due to the wind (I believe) it was not entirely
> cooperative. I had to wait well over half an hour to catch a brief
> although I heard it calling several times. It was favoring the dense
> undergrowth south of the BIG, burned tree stump last night.
> Also present was a flock of *Cedar Waxwings, Forsters Tern* (pretty
> sure) *Eastern
> Kingbirds* (in the mud on the shore) a* Yellow Warbler* and several *
> Baltimore Orioles* among the usual suspects.
> Bonus bird was a *Warbling Vireo* at 20 feet(FOY) on the way back to the
> Next, it was down to the airport where the *Mockingbird* was at the same
> spot as last year and very cooperative. See other posts for specific
> directions. I recommend sitting at the cul-de-sac facing the obelisk
> sign until you spot it. It took less than a minute for me last night.
> I drove up and got 20 feet from the mocker on the fence.
> Big thanks again to Diana Doyle for finding these birds!
> Jim Ryan
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