LeConte's Thrashers singing near Laws

Observers: J. Zatorski
Email: jerryzat@yahoo.com
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Date: 08/15/2005
Time: 02:27 PM -0400


Along South McNally Canal west of Highway 6, I first heard birds calling their "syrup" or "churip" call notes, not headline news as I hear them calling almost each day while doing field work out here. Today I heard one possibly two birds giving their mocking song. To me it sounds much like California Thrasher. The difference from Northern Mockingbird for me is the deeper overall song in repititions of 2-3's compared to the higher toned and repititions of 3-4's for the Northern Mockingbird. LeConte's often call from a perch inside a shrub, but I had an individual on top of a Greasewood shrub singing its little heart out.