Monday, September 14, 2015

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CLICK HERE TO SEE  and HEAR THE BELL"S VIREO SONG
Well I'm back! I'm Len Warren, Staff Naturalist for Shoshone Village. I'll be back in Shoshone for most of the next year. Thank you for all the interest in my blog and requests for a re-start! The Shoshone Birding Trails are being trimmed up for fall season.I'll be blogging about the local birds.
            Breeding season is over,yet a few Bell's Vireos remain. Their song can be heard in early AM, in heavy mesquite, on the Blue Trail. They'll be off to Baja for the winter within days.Latest singing date that I know of is Sept 21.
Bell's Vireo singing


Year round resident birds  are still on their breeding territories even though breeding season is over, and most baby birds are on their own.In September, Crissal Thrasher, are no longer singing their long mimicking songs, but can be located by their two note call, which sounds llike "churty-churty' or " "dirty Birdy"
CLICK HERE TO SEE AND HEAR CRISSAL THRASHER SING TERRITORIAL SONG
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Verdin, another year round resident, continue  building  small versions of their breeding nests to sleep in.The small nests, called  roosts  are not really nests at all, but little shelters built by individual Verdins.As weather cools, roosts are lied with feathers for insulation.
Verdin Preening

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