another bohemian in mono

From: Kristie Nelson
Email: storm_petrel
Date: 3/11/02
Time: 11:36:17 AM
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Hi all,

Last evening there was a bohemian waxwing in the cottonwoods at the cabin I live in, along dechambeau creek. It was by itself. Me and Joel were able to watch it for about 10 min, but it took off just at dusk. I doubt I'll see it again, all the rose hips at the cabin have been eaten, but I'll keep an eye out. It was actually because of a starling that I saw it. I came back from a jog, and couldn't help but notice a singing starling with an awesome mimicing ability. I stayed out and listened to it (and noticed the silent BOWA). Within about 10 minutes, it mimiced 26 (at least) species, including : sora (song and calls), horned lark, poorwill, LB curlew, CAnada goose, gadwall quack, GW teal, T. solitare, House finch, nighthawk, perfect snipe flight call, magpie (regular call and that soft strange gurgling they do to eachother), song and WC sparrow, and much more. have fun, Kristie