Saturday, July 23, 2005
Every year I add a few new birds to my sighting list, here in our garden, and I also add a couple of "call sightings", from birds off in the woods and ravines. Today it was the call of Bell's vireo, a very distinctive call if ever I've heard one. My bird book mnemonic is Cheedle cheedle chee? Cheedle cheedle chew! (I kind of like tippie tippie toes). They write of the bird sounding like it's singing through a clenched beak... to me it sounds like the bird gargled with razor blades... anyway, kind of a neat thing to hear.