[va-bird] Two questions

  • From: Grace Cangialosi <gracecan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 15:05:51 -0700 (PDT)

I have just moved  to a farm north of
Charlottesville and have two questions:

There are two "resident" hawks on the place, a
red-tail and a red-shoulder.  I keep expecting
them to leave any day, but they haven't shown any
signs of leaving.  Do hawks ever remain in this
area over the winter?

The other question is a song identification one. 
For the past couple of weeks I've been hearing a
new song coming from on of the big trees right by
the house.  It's very soft, kind of like a human
whistle or the flute stop on an organ.  It is
entirely predictable: the descending notes of a
scale--la-so-fa-mi-re-do.  I think it's too soft
to be a mockingbird, though I have about six of
those around, but I haven't seen a bird making
the sound when I hear it.  I can reproduce the
sound exactly, but there isn't usually a response
when I do.  Does anyone have any idea what this
could be?  There are lots and lots of birds on
this property, but I haven't heard this song on
any of my recordings.

Thank you,

Grace Cangialosi

Grace Cangialosi
Ruckersville, VA
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