[Tweeters] FW: Cape Horn Hooded Warbler

bill shelmerdine georn1 at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 24 05:12:39 PDT 2013


Greetings All,

Forwarding this post from brother Tim in Oregon. The Hooded Warbler is still being seeing in the Columbia Gorge. Read on...





Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:29:17 -0700
From: tshelmerdine at yahoo.com
Subject: Cape Horn Hooded Warbler


Please forward this to Tweeters, as I am not a member.


I apologize for the lateness of this report. On Thursday morning, George Neavoll and I walked the lower part of the Cape Horn Trail (off Hwy 14, Skamania Co.) in search of the male Hooded Warbler that has been present for some time. We started at 7:45 and walked up the switchbacks of the upper trail to just below the wooden steps. The woods were rather quiet, and on the trail back down we heard some warbler chips, followed by the song of the Hooded Warbler. We heard and observed this warbler regularly between 9:05 and 9:30. Other warblers present were Black-throated Gray and Wilson's. We were surprised at both the lack of bird sounds most of the morning and also the insistent singing of the Hooded Warbler. Perhaps other Oregon birders will wish to chase this bird just across the border.

Cheers,

Tim Shelmerdine


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