[Tweeters] spring has sprung?

B&PBell bellasoc at isomedia.com
Tue Jan 21 08:40:49 PST 2014

Hi Dennis and Tweets

We had a Song Sparrow start giving partial songs about two weeks ago (along
with trying to drive the "intruder" in our car rear view mirrors off). By
about a week ago he was in full song. Like Dennis, it seems puzzling that
the hormones were raging. We have had some American Robins also starting to
sing. We are a five hundred feet on Hollywood Hill in Woodinville, but like
the valley have mostly been in fog.

Brian H. Bell


Mail to bell asoc at iso me dia do t calm

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 4:48 PM
To: TWEETERS tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] spring has sprung?

Hello, tweets.

A Song Sparrow has been singing persistently in our yard for the last two
days, starting while it was still cold and foggy. How could it have got
enough daylight to start those hormones raging?

On the down side, although still indicative of spring, the 2-4 Varied
Thrushes we have had in our yard since mid November have all gone. I don't
recall wintering individuals of this species leaving our yard this early
ever. Do they know something we don't?


Dennis Paulson

1724 NE 98 St.

Seattle, WA 98115


dennispaulson at comcast.net

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