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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Sajt of swamp ores being a Birdwatcher by Carl t. Ramsey Dorset. The Birdwatcher will eventually be confronted with the identification of species that have similar characteristic songs. For example the Robin Scarlet tanager and Rose breasted Grosbeak present a ticklish problem because of timbre pitch and phrasing. Unless you can see your Bird comparatively close at hand with a Good High Power Glass the difficulties Are quite obvious. I say this after Long years of careful watching and checking. After identification of these individuals unless you have your species in sight while they Are singing the beginner May find himself baffled where there Are Many Birds in the general area. One s memory in seeing and hearing these Birds after Many years of experience will gradually ascertain Quick recognizable features of these species. There is never much doubt of the Robins identity in its dress. The male Scarlet tanager has a uniformly Brilliant Scarlet dress. The female is a greenish drab. The Rose breasted Grosbeak so richly coloured in coat with blooded Cut Throat bib spot contrasted by its White breast Black head and Back gives a startling splendor that makes no doubt of its identity. The female though identified by its beak is drab with its Olive Green vesture. A of these Birds have several different songs and also distinct languages during periods of distress or danger. The main song of the Robin is a Rich rolling whistle while the Scarlet tanager has sharper timbre which the musical ear can readily distinguish. The Rose breasted grosbeaks song while similar to the Robins has a creamier Quality and he frequently indulges in conversational phrases. It should be noted especially that generally the males Only Are Given to song though females Are vocal in certain Short Calls. The characteristic squeak of the grosbeaks is something that Bennington Banner Dav june 15, 19bb�? 17 men s 2 piece summer pyjamas $ 2.99 100% Cotton sizes so a Al i am not in a position to define. This squeak is similar to that of his Western Cousin the evening Grosbeak which has recently visited us in late Winter. Here the assistance of the pro fess onal becomes desirable where a group of watchers Are interested. Modern Bird records put out by Canada Cornell and others Are becoming popular with the Bird student. Coming to the thrushes though the Robin too is a Thrush one finds a whole category of voicing in alarm or distress and in the joyous singing which is a Point of identification. The distress of a Bird such As the Wood Thrush As i have noticed it recently is another feature that pointedly occurs with the Mother Bird. Just the same the male will be soon reached by the mothers alarm and their joint behaviour will soon be noticeable. In some cases they will actually dive at an intruder such As a weasel or red Squirrel. Down by our Brook i heard the distress notes of the Veery. Soc after i discovered the Bird diving and pecking a red Squirrel that was after its nest. Finally it drove it away. The Quality of their singing the Hermit and the Wood Thrush for instance show a refinement of timbre which becomes evident to most Bird listeners. Take that of the Wood Thrush so simple in its a come to me phrase or i when alarmed the species gives a piercing the Veery has a spiritually wild song. Sometimes it seems far away then it May be a whirling Jumble that is hardly to be called a song. It leaves us in a mysterious eerie mood that is so difficult to describe. It seems almost like Pebble rolling Down a Silver tube. The listener May take Issue with All these descriptions but Here the general imagination will serve As a poetic Joy of you please. There is no limit to ones imagination in describing the wild Birds Ese Tacy in its nuptial period. No wonder we Are aroused by these gracious feathered gems of nature. The Hermit Thrush like the Olive backed is removed and solitary As the name implies. Here is a realm of spiritual refinement that touches our innermost feelings. Here again is difficulty in describing the songs. But not so if you have heard the various species in their solitary habitats. The Hermit to whom i have often listened leaves me with a sense of mysterious refinement. Edith describes the Olive backs song As Hil Creek Eleanor Niles Ridge riders Saddle club will hold a regular june meeting at the Field june 20. Mrs. Maida Bascom was a weekend guest of or. And mrs. Frank Bouplon after spending last week in Plattsburg and attending her daughter Julie s graduation from Suny. 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